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Police praise victim's bravery after Batley man found guilty of multiple rapes

Anthony Pinnock Credit: West Yorkshire Police

A 42 year old man has been jailed after being found guilty of multiple rapes.

Anthony Pinnock from Batley was on trial at Leeds Crown Court accused of seven counts of rape, one of sexual assault and one of false imprisonment.

All the offences took place between 2017 and 2019 against one woman.

He was sentenced to 14 years in prison and ordered to be put on the sex offenders register for life.

“I would like praise the victim for her bravery and courage in coming forward and reporting these terrible crimes.

“I hope that the conviction and today’s sentencing helps to bring some closure to her and that she can look forward to the future.

“I would also like to recognise the dedication and tenacity the detectives involved in this investigation, which has once again highlighted their continued commitment to our communities.

“Anyone who has been the victim of sexual abuse should feel confident in coming forward to the police. We have specialist teams who will take you seriously, deal with you sensitively and do everything within our power to bring those responsible to justice.”

– Detective Inspector Damian Simpson, of the Kirklees Safeguarding Unit,