This story shows the local press, and the Advertiser in particular, at it’s best.
I have little doubt this coverage assisted the police in catching the perpetrator.
Additionally it showcases the exemplary work of South Yorkshire Police, who should be appreciated for their sterling efforts, resulting in an arrest and charge.
What we can hope for now, is for the victim to be spared the extra trauma of having to appear as a prosecution witness at any future trial?
Girl (15) raped in woods
A TEENAGE girl was raped in woodland this morning.
Police said the attack happened in a wooded area off Rother View Road at around 8.30am today (Monday).
Det Insp John Fitzgibbons said: “The girl is currently with her family and specially-trained officers who are providing support.
Rape victim (15) “was walking to school”
DETECTIVES investigating the rape of a teenager as she walked to school have say they are “absolutely determined” to track down her attacker.
The 15-year-old was attacked in a wooded area off Rother View Road, Canklow at around 8.30am on Monday.
Man held over rape of schoolgirl
A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of raping a teenage girl as she made her way to school.
Man charged with rape of schoolgirl
A MAN has been charged with raping a 15-year-old girl as she made her way to school.
Paul Jones (47), of Herringthorpe Valley Road, Rotherham, has been charged this afternoon (Friday) with rape, engaging in sexual activity in front of a child and posses