A BARNSLEY man who raped a schoolboy has been jailed for 17 years.
Kristopher Griffiths, 30, formerly of Meadstead Drive, pleaded guilty to rape of a child under 13 and inciting a child to engage in sexual activity at a hearing at Sheffield Crown Court on December 7.
The court was told how Griffiths sexually assaulted his victim – a young boy – multiple times between August 2018 and July 2019.
He was sentenced to 17 years behind bars last Friday, as well a lifelong sexual harm prevention order.
DC Elinor Duke, who led the investigation, said: “Griffith’s actions were absolutely deplorable.
“I am pleased that he has now, quite rightly, been put away for 17 years.
“Our streets are much safer without him.”