October 2017

Pensioner behind bars for sickening sexual assaults on children

A 70-year-old man who raped, indecently and sexually assaulted three girls, the youngest just three-years-old at the time, will be spending the next 14-years in prison for his ‘inexcusable and appalling crimes.’ 

Edward Robinson, of Skellow in Doncaster, admitted to six counts of indecent assault against a child under 13, raping a child under 16 and sexually assaulting a child under 13.

The rape and indecent assaults were committed in the 1970s and the sexual assault in recent years, all taking place in Doncaster.

DC Richard Dickinson investigating said: “Robinson is a repulsive individual who fully deserves to be in prison for the sickening and vile sexual assaults he committed on three young girls.

“They have shown such bravery and courage coming forward to report his offending, and I want to praise them for their patience and understanding during the investigation.”

Robinson was arrested in May this year after information was passed to detectives in Doncaster’s Protecting Vulnerable Persons Unit and an investigation was launched.

When brought into custody and questioned, he only admitted to the six indecent assaults, however was still charged with all eight offences on Thursday, 11 May 2017 and remanded into custody.

He admitted to the sexual assault at a later court hearing and finally admitted to the rape a few days before it was set to go to trial.

He appeared at Sheffield Crown Court on Friday, 13 October where he was sentenced to 14-years in prison.