October 2017

Sex predator got his young victims drunk and filmed them

A SEXUAL predator who recorded his victims has been jailed for nearly three decades.

Neil Robins carried out a string of “disturbing and traumatic” acts on a total of six girls, some as young as 13.

He was convicted of 14 charges including rape, sexual assault, making indecent images and voyeurism.

At Southampton Crown Court, he was sentenced to 26 years behind bars. He denied the charges but a jury found him guilty.

The court heard that Robins, 41, started the abuse in 2012, plying girls with alcohol until they were too drunk to know what was happening.

His offending continued until he was finally caught after victims came forward to police in June 2016.

Judge Christopher Parker QC told the court that Robins

covertly recorded his victims with cameras before he saved the images on his phone in a hidden folder.

Prosecutor Nicholas Tucker read statements revealing the impact his actions had.

One read: “I have changed as a person. It has been a period of destruction.”

Another said: “I feel disgusted… it feels as though I should be punished.”

The court heard that in 1995 Robins was convicted of a similar charge after he pushed a woman in a bush, and made her remove her clothes before running off with her bra and pants.

Judge Parker said Robins “posed a significant risk to children and teenagers” as he failed to accept he acted criminally.

He said: “You deliberately encouraged those people to drink large amounts of alcohol so they were unconscious when you abused them.

“They were vulnerable.”

Judge Parker added: “This will have a profound effect on the victims, more so than they probably can imagine.”

Robins, of Orchard Court, Southampton, was sentenced to 26 years in prison. He will serve at least 11 years before he is considered for parole.