November 2019

Sex predator sentenced to 26 years

A 61-year-old man has been jailed for 26 years. after being found guilty of multiple counts of indecent assault, rape and sexual assault.

He was sentenced yesterday (Thursday 21 November).

Raymond Rowland, formerly of Adwick Road, Mexborough was on trial at Sheffield Crown Court from Monday 14 October, charged with multiple sexual offences against five victims.

On Monday 28 October he was found guilty of 21 counts of indecent assault, rape and one sexual assault.

The charges relate to five girls and boys who were aged between five and 12 years old when the abuse took place. The offending occurred over a period of 30 years, between 1974 and 2004.

In 2018, Rowland was initially charged with offences against four victims before a further victim came forward.