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Serial rapist jailed for 18 years

William Henry Kelly

A serial rapist from Peel has been sent to prison for 18 years.

46-year-old William Henry Kelly, formerly of Ballawattleworth, was found guilty of 10 counts of rape at Douglas Courthouse this morning

A jury also determined he'd carried out four indecent assaults and two assaults which caused actual bodily harm. 

Kelly targeted his three victims between 2013 and 2016 - he'd denied all the charges. 

Sentencing him Deemster Birkett described him as a "danger to women" telling him "you are a cruel, predatory and persistent rapist". 

Detective Inspector Michelle McKillop worked on the case: 

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