On Monday 12 July a sexual predator was sentenced to 20 years behind bars after being charged with 11 counts of historical indecent assault and rape against a child.
Anthony Bielby (65) of Park Road, Hull appeared at Hull Crown Court for sentencing on Monday after a jury reached a unanimous guilty verdict following a week-long trial.
Showing no remorse for his victim Bielby pleaded not guilty and denied the sickening abuse his victim suffered throughout the course of the trial resulting in her having to relive the horrific ordeal she experienced.
The court heard how Bielby systematically abused his victim, preying on her vulnerabilities from a young age for his own sexual gratification.
Detective Constable Clare Allen said: “The journey to court has been a really difficult one for the victim in this case and I sincerely hope that the unanimous guilty verdicts for all of the offences and the 20 year sentence imposed to Bielby will help in healing the wounds which his despicable actions have caused.
“I know that does not take away the pain and hurt he has caused but, I hope this sentence will provide his victim with some comfort in knowing that nobody else will come to harm at the hands of this man
“I would like to provide reassurance to anyone who may have suffered a sexual abuse, if you come to us we will listen to and support you and act against those responsible.
“We work in partnership with the local authority and a number of local charities and agencies to ensure victims of this type of crime are offered advice and support whether they decide to pursue through the justice system or not.
“If you have been the victim of rape or sexual assault, there are various ways you can report it to the police. You can speak to independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, or you can report directly through our 101 number, or 999 in an emergency.