Sexual predator jailed after WMP investigation into child abuse
A child abuser who sexually assaulted two girls has been jailed for 18 years after a West Midlands Police investigation exposed his depraved behaviour.
Officers have praised the courage of the victims in coming forward and reporting the crimes committed by Dale Fellows which spanned almost 10 years.
The girls - who were both aged under 13 when they were abused - bravely recalled their experiences to specialist cops from the force’s public protection unit.
Officers were then able to build up evidence to charge Fellows who was convicted of 12 offences which included rape, sexual assaults and attempted rape between 2016 and 2017, against one of the girls.
The 34-year-old, of Rosehill Gardens, Willenhall, was also found guilty of three charges against the other victim between 2008 and 2015.
He was given a lengthy prison sentence at Wolverhampton Crown Court last Monday (3 June) and placed on the Sex Offender Register for life.
Sergeant Vicky Kelleher, from West Midlands Police, said: "Without the courage of the victims in coming forward we would not have been able to bring Fellows to justice.
"Their bravery enabled us to fully investigate and ensure no-one else will have to suffer sexual abuse at his hands in future.
"The force has specialist officers to support victims and work tirelessly to ensure those responsible do not escape the full force of the law."
Survivors of sexual abuse can also speak to the NSPCC 24 hours a day on 0808 800 5000 and more information can be found on their website: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/signs-symptoms-effects/non-re…
Counselling services and support for victims of sexual abuse can also be found here: http://www.rsvporg.co.uk/