Police charge man, 30, over sexual assault of four-year-old girl in 2016

Andy Wells
·Freelance Writer
·1 min read
William Cauley was arrested following a police appeal. (South Yorkshire Police)
William Cauley was arrested following a police appeal. (South Yorkshire Police)

South Yorkshire Police have arrested and charged a man over the sexual assault of a four-year-old girl that took place four years ago.

William Cauley, of Leeds, had gone missing following the assault and officers sent out an appeal to locate the 30-year-old this week.

The force later posted on Facebook that Cauley had been arrested and was in police custody.

A spokesperson confirmed to Yahoo News UK that Cauley has now been charged with two counts of sexual assault of a girl under 13.

He appeared before Doncaster Magistrates’ Court this morning and was remanded in custody to appear at Sheffield Crown Court next month.

Cauley was being sought over the assault, that took place in Doncaster in September 2016.

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Officers said that they believed Cauley had been using a number of different names while he was being hunted by officers, including William McNeilly and Billy Cauley.

He had recently been living in Leeds but also had connections to South Yorkshire, Humberside, London, Hertfordshire, Northern Ireland and the Thames Valley area.