Roy Millist who is 71 years-old and from Hereford, was sentenced at Worcester Crown Court today to 7 years in prison following his conviction for three counts of sexual assault by means of penetration.

Millist was found guilty on Thursday 27 October 2022 to offences he committed between 2018 and 2021. His conviction followed a lengthy and thorough investigation by a team detectives based in Hereford.

As well as the seven years in prison, Millist has been handed a life time restraining order in relation to the victim.

Detective Constable Emma O’Hare said: 

“Millist committed these terrible crimes against a defenceless young woman over a sustained period of time.

“While I welcome the verdict, I must pay true tribute is paid to the victim and her family who have shown immense courage and bravery in telling the police about his crimes and allowing us to bring him to justice. 

“My hope is that the conviction and this substantial prison sentence will bring some measure of comfort to those whose lives are irrevocably damaged by his predatory and sickening actions.

“This sentence should serve as a strong that abuse will be forgotten or ignored over time. Survivors are strong, determined and have our full support and our investigations will uncover the truth and give them the justice they deserve.”

If you feel you are, or have been, a victim of any sexual offence you can report it to us online, on 101 or via West Mercia’s Victim Advice Line on 0800 952 3000 or visit

This is a free, independent and confidential support service. In an emergency always dial 999.

If you do not feel comfortable speaking to police officers, you can contact a Rape Crisis Centre which specialises in helping victims of rape and sexual assault – including providing medical care and counselling. For information and details on how to contact or refer please visit Rape Crisis England & Wales