December 2013: To be released today 06/12/13 and will be staying in a bail hostel in Monmouthshire – Served 9 yrs and 4 months of 14 yr sentence

August 2004

CHILD RAPE FIEND GETS 14 YEARS; Beast abused 5 youngsters


A RAPIST who made children perform sex acts on each other was jailed for 14 years yesterday.

Robert Kerr, 51, repeatedly raped two teenage sisters between 1979 and 1983.

He was also found guilty of indecent behaviour and indecent assault against three other youngsters.

Ex-cabbie Kerr, who has a previous conviction for indecency, had claimed his accusers were telling lies about him.

One told the court she was six or seven when she was wakened by Kerr and taken downstairs ‘to watch cartoons’.

Instead, he put her on the floor, removed her clothing and attacked her.

Her brother, now 33, told how a smirking Kerr made him commit an indecent act with another sister when she was only three.

The court also heard that Kerr made two teenage girls touch each other. One rape victim said she had undergone six years of counselling because of Kerr’s assaults. She said: ‘If you tried to put up a fight he seemed to enjoy it more.’

Her sister, 37, said she kept quiet about her rape ordeal, even when Kerr was fined £150 for indecency against her in the 1980s.

It only came to light after a police investigation against the paedophile, latterly of Pembroke Dock, South Wales.

At the High Court in Edinburgh, Kerr was found guilty of the reign of terror at addresses in Cowdenbeath and Burntisland, Fife.

Lord Wheatley jailed him yesterday after deferring sentence for background reports.