21 Years In Jail For 13 Sex Offences

31 January 2018, 15:22

Ian Dempster

61 year old Ian Dempster is beginning a 21 year sentence after being found guilt of a catalogue of sexual offences on vulnerable young girls.

Ian Dempster,  of HMP Doncaster, was back before Sheffield Crown Court today where he was jailed after being convicted by a jury earlier this week of six counts of rape, four counts of sexual assault, two counts of exposure and one count of indecent assault against two

He was jailed for 18-years and a further three years extended licence, totalling 21-years.

Police launched an investigation into Dempster in January 2016 when the two women came forward to report what had happened to them. Dempster was then charged in April 2016 and denied all of the offences.

Dempster threatened his victim’s with violence and of his victims – who he abused over an eight-year period – was told she would never see her loved ones again if she reported what happened.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Emma Shipley, said: 

'Both of this victims lived in fear and suffered horrific abuse at the hands of this sexual predator who preyed on young, innocent girls for his own sexual gratification.

'Dempster has shown no remorse, continuing to deny all of the charges against him and therefore forcing the two women to relieve their experiences again in court.

'I cannot praise their strength and courage throughout the trial and the entire investigation enough. The sentence today is testament to them, in their bravery in coming forward and determination to see him convicted and behind bars. They are remarkable women.

'I’m incredibly pleased that Dempster will be behind bars for the next two decades and hope that today’s result goes some way in helping the victims continue moving forward with their lives.'

The offences date back to a period between 1998 and 2009 and took place at a variety of locations across South Yorkshire and Scotland.