Jailed: York rapist who inflicted ‘unimaginable torment’ on boy, 12

Daniel Martin
15 Jun 2020 @ 2.53 pm
| Crime

A York man who raped and sexually assaulted a 12-year-old boy has been jailed for eight years.

Daniel Martin, 22, from the Clifton area of the city, was sentenced at York Crown Court – sitting at Leeds Crown Court – on Wednesday (10 June).

Martin had previously pleaded guilty to two charges of rape, three counts of inciting a boy to commit a sexual act, and one count of sexual assault.

The offences occurred between 2013 and 2015 and began when the victim was 12 years of age.

The victim bravely came forward to North Yorkshire Police in June 2019 to report the non-recent sexual abuse.

Impact continues

Leeds Crown Court. Photograph © Mtaylor848 on Wikipedia

Following a detailed investigation led by Detective Constable Rosanne Draycott, of York CID, Martin was finally brought to justice. She said:

  • The victim has endured unimaginable torment and trauma from a very young age, and the impact of the abuse continues to this day.

    The outcome at court will hopefully provide some comfort to him knowing that the perpetrator has been sent to prison for a very long time.

DC Draycott added: “This case proves again that it is never too late to seek justice against abusers, not matter when it occurred.

“We say to victims, please don’t suffer in silence – we are here to help and support you every step of the way.”

Martin was also given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for 10 years and placed on the sex offenders’ register for life.