June 2013

Paedophile gets ten-year prison term

A “dangerous” paedophile who has an “overwhelming addiction” to committing offences against children has been jailed for ten years.

Robin Massey, 60, of School Lane, Snitterby, admitted 24 charges and was branded “dangerous” by a judge at Lincoln Crown Court.

He admitted 11 sexual assault charges against two girls, two indecent assault charges, two charges of inciting a child to be involved in sexual activity, three charges of taking an indecent photograph of a child, five charges of making indecent images of a child and possession of 27,539 indecent images of children. The offences happened between January 2004 and September 2012.

Massey has a previous conviction for indecent assault and taking an indecent photograph.

Judge Sean Morris told him: “You have pleaded guilty to a catalogue of paedophile behaviour against these little girls. I am quite satisfied that you are dangerous. There is a significant risk of serious harm to children from you and the likelihood is that you will commit other similar offences unless you are given a lengthy custodial sentence.”

Prosecuting, Catarina Sjolin said the offences came to light after one victim told her mum.

Massey was arrested and his computer seized.

The computer contained thousands of pornographic images including some of Massey abusing one of his victims.

When Massey was interviewed he claimed he was ashamed at what he had done.

Miss Sjolin said: “The effect on the girls has been huge. It has been devastating.”

Defending, Graham Huston said: “He knows his behaviour was wrong. He describes himself as somebody who has an overwhelming addiction. He hates himself.”

Massey will remain on licence at risk of being returned to prison until 2028 when he will be 75.

He was put on the sex offenders’ register for life and banned from working with children for life.