Paedophile Jailed For Historical Crimes In Oxfordshire

A man’s been locked up for 11 and a half years for abusing four young children in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

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56-year-old Robert Robinson, of no fixed address, was found guilty of 17 child sex offences dating back to the 70s.

He was convicted of six counts of indecent assault of a girl under 14, six counts of indecency with a child, and five counts of indecent assault on a boy.

The offences happened in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire between 1975 and 2000. There were four victims, all of them were under the age of 11.

Robinson was convicted at Oxford Crown Court following a 10 day trial, he was arrested on 12 July 2016 and charged on 11 July 2017.

Investigating officer, Detective Sergeant Sarah Berry, of the Protecting Vulnerable People Investigation Unit, said:

“Robinson is a dangerous offender who committed sexual offences against children spanning over a number of decades, and his offending started when he was a teenager.

“Robinson never admitted to his horrific offences, his defence being that the complaints made against him were made up.

“Robinson never offered any evidence to support this.

“I am pleased that Robinson is now behind bars and I would like to thank the victims for their courage and strength in standing up to their abuser.

“This case illustrates that time is not a barrier when it comes to obtaining justice for victims of sexual abuse.



Berkhamsted Sex Offender Jailed

A Berkhamsted man who sexually abused three teenage girls after luring them in via a mobile phone chat app has been given a sentence of 10 years.

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Ricardo Dias-Cyrino, 56, of Loxley Road, was sentenced at St Albans Crown Court on Monday, July 23rd.

The court heard that the carpenter used his skills to build a wooden box that he hid in his van and filled with sex toys and clothing.

He met his first victim, a 16 year-old girl, via an instant messaging app called KIK in mid-2017 and arranged to meet her at a hotel in Portsmouth.

He plied her with alcohol before engaging in sexual activity with her and taking indecent photographs of her.

During a period of continued grooming and abuse lasting almost a year, Mr Dias-Cyrino gifted the victim more than £1,000 via her PayPal account.

In October 2017, he made contact with his second victim – also a 16-year-old girl – again via the KIK app. He encouraged her to send sexual photographs to him, which she did, but they never meet.

In January 2018, he began grooming his third victim – another 16 year old girl – using the KIK app once again.

He pressurised her to send photographs of herself to him and gifted her £70 and underwear, but they never met in person.
Dias-Cyrino used two profiles online, one of which he used to pose as a teenager called Katie who told the victims how nice Dias-Cyrino was and tried to convince them to meet with him.

In March 2018, Dias-Cyrino was arrested after being caught attempting to meet up with what he believed to be four separate 13-year-old girls. These were in fact fake profiles set up by a paedophile hunter group and a law enforcement officer. Dias-Cyrino had sent them sexually explicit messages and asked for photographs.

Mr Dias-Cyrino pleaded guilty to:

• Two counts of child sexual exploitation
• Two counts of attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming
• Three counts of attempting to sexually communicate with a child
• One count of attempting to incite a child to engage in sexual activity
• One count of distributing indecent images of a child
• Three counts of making indecent images of a child

Judge Michael Kay QC branded Dias-Cyrino’s behaviour as ‘sordid, disgusting and in some respects extraordinary’, referring to his pre-meditated construction of the wooden box.

He was sentenced to a total of six years in prison and will serve an extended four years on licence after the judge considered him a ‘significant risk’ to the public.

Dias-Cyrino’s name will be on the sex offenders’ register for life and a Sexual Harm Prevention Order was also granted.

One of the terms of the order is that he must use his real name in any interactions online. His phone, laptop and the wooden box have also been forfeited.

The investigation was led by the Constabulary’s Child Online Safeguarding Team (COST).

Detective Sergeant Mike Birch said:

“Dias-Cyrino’s victims have been incredibly brave in speaking to us about what happened to them and I want to commend their strength in what has been an extremely disturbing and depraved case to investigate.

They were willing to speak to police as they do not want Dias-Cyrino to commit further crimes against anyone else. We hope this result can provide them with closure and a sense of peace, so they can move forward and try to rebuild their lives after seeing their abuser brought to justice.”

Anyone in Hertfordshire who has experienced sexual abuse or sexual violence can contact the Herts Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) for practical and emotional support.
The centre can arrange face-to-face support, sexual health referrals, and provide forensic medical examinations for those who want them.


Thai boxing coach was considered a ‘god’ in the sport – but he was unmasked as a paedophile

‘Well-respected’ Keith Nathan, 59, taught ‘thousands’ of children across Greater Manchester – he used his position to sexually abuse two girls

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A ‘well-respected’ Thai boxing coach used his position to sexually abuse two girls, a court heard.

Keith Nathan, 59, taught ‘thousands’ of children across Greater Manchester.

He was considered a ‘god’ in the sport up until his arrest in 2015, police said.

He is now behind bars after being sentenced to six years in jail following a trial in which he was found guilty of 17 counts of indecent assault against two girls.

Police launched an investigation after a complaint was made against Nathan dating back to the 1970s.

Minshull Street Crown Court heard how Nathan, who maintains his innocence, became a trusted family friend to both victims.

He taught at gyms in Trafford and Manchester .

Nathan’s first victim bravely took to the witness box to face him and read out a victim impact statement.

She said: “This man has not shown one ounce of decency or remorse. He only sees himself as a victim.”

Speaking about how he gained her parents’ trust, the woman added: “They welcomed him into our home and he made them believe he was looking after me.”

In fact, Nathan used his position to abuse her over a three-year period in the 1980s, when she was a teenager.

She was talented, which may have been what initially attracted Nathan to her, the court was told.

“You had other matters in mind as time went on,” Judge Maurice Greene told the disgraced coach.

The court heard Nathan first came to know the girl when she was training in judo, before she took an interest in Thai boxing.

He forced the girl to perform sexual acts at a number of locations, including when he took her away to sporting events.

The second victim was abused by Nathan as a teenager in the 2000s, and he became a close family friend.

He was her Thai boxing trainer. He also abused her at sporting events and other locations.

The victim said she felt Nathan had ‘betrayed’ her and spoke of the difficulties in giving evidence at the trial.

Sending Nathan down, Judge Greene said: “The offences took place when you abused your position as a very well-respected and highly thought of Thai boxing coach.”

He said that Nathan has now lost his reputation.

Nathan, of Park Gate Road, Timperley , must also comply with a sexual harm prevention order.

Detective Constable Vickie Burgess of GMP’s Public Protection Investigation Unit, said: “Despite projecting his most perverse and depraved actions on young girls, he somehow managed to keep his championship reputation in the martial arts world.

“This is due to the lengths he went to to keep his abuse undetected and the promises he made to those he preyed on – what we now know as child grooming.

“While parading as a trustworthy coach, he terrorised the lives of his victims who have been so brave in coming forward.

“The only thing he now has to think about behind bars is how he subjected them to this atrocious abuse.”


Former Wrexham AFC chef jailed for teen sex offences

A FORMER chef at Wrexham Football Club who subjected a teenage footballer and another teenager to sex attacks has been told he was being brought to book for his “depraved behaviour”.

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Ieuan Jones, jailed for four-and-a-half years, was told he had committed a serious breach of trust when he targeted one of his 16-year-old victims who had been placed in digs at his home in the late 1990s.

Jones had denied the two allegations of indecent assault which were committed between 1998 and 2004, but he was convicted by a Mold Crown Court jury who heard how he had performed oral sex on one victim.

He groomed his second by plying him with cannabis and drink after he invited him back to his home where he touched him sexually.

Both victims, the court was told, had struggled to cope with what Jones had done to them as teenagers.

One of them read out a victim impact statement in which he detailed how Jones’ abuse had deterred him from taking up a football scholarship in the United States and ultimately his interest in pursuing a career in the professional game.

He said his own relationships had been affected by his experience during his time at Wrexham where he had been signed on as a trainee.

“He made me fall out of love with football,” he said.

“When my parents found out what happened my dad was raging and wanted to drive to his house, but he kept quiet for the sake of me wanting to be a footballer.”

The former Wrexham junior said he was prompted to report Jones’ behaviour 20 years later after the case of serial paedophile Barry Bennell, the former Crewe Alex youth coach, hit the headlines.

“It brought all the old feelings back and I was so appalled that this was happening before things happened to me.

“A friend sent me a text and he had been listening to the things about Crewe and was thinking about me.

“I felt the weight of the world was on my shoulders, but that was when I made the decision to come forward and report it,” he added.

The court heard that former Chorley publican Jones, 67, now of Chorley Street, Adlington in Lancashire, was suffering ill health.

He had joined Wrexham AFC at the Colliers Park training ground in around 1997 and used to prepared breakfasts and lunches for players and officials as well as working on match days.

He was asked on an informal basis if he would look after some of the youngsters who trialled with the club.

Defence barrister Trevor Parry-Jones said: “He [Jones] presents as a rather pathetic individual.

“He is unfit, his hearing is not good and he is about to lose his house.”

Judge Rowlands added: “These offences were committed against young boys who were 16 at the time.

“The victims are grown men in their 30s now but continue to suffer as a result of what you did to them back then.”

Jones was ordered to sign on the Sex Offenders Register for life.


York man jailed for multiple cases of child sex abuse

A York man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison plus an additional five years on licence for historic child sex offences.

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Adrian Joseph Rennie, 29, of York, was jailed on Friday (July 20) after pleading guilty to multiple child sex offences following a trial at York Crown Court.

Rennie, who is already serving a ten year prison sentence for previous sexual offences against children, pleaded guilty to six charges of raping boys and 14 charges of causing or inciting boys under 13 to engage in sexual activity.

The investigation into the crimes, for which Rennie was sentenced today, was conducted by North Yorkshire Police’s York Serious Crime Team based at Fulford over a period of three and a half years.

It involved specialist officers in addition to Child Intermediaries and other agencies to gather the evidence culminating in today’s sentence.

Following sentencing, a spokeswoman for North Yorkshire Police, said:

“Adrian Rennie has today been sentenced for his grave sexual offences against children. Rennie is a cunning and predatory paedophile who has offended against male and female children.

However, all of his cunning came to nought when victim after victim came forward, each taking strength from the other to unmask a chain of offending totalling approximately seven years.

I would pay tribute not only to those brave children, but also to their families who have cared for and supported their loved ones so well.

There was a stark contrast in court between the cowardly and shameful behaviour of Rennie, who targeted the most vulnerable, and the courage and dignity shown by the families, there to see justice done.”

The spokesperson singled out the Independent Sexual Violence Advisors for their care and assistance to the victims and their families.

“They have been outstanding in guiding them through the investigation and court process as well as providing support and counselling,” she said.

“Court attendance can be distressing for victims and witnesses and we would also like to thank the volunteers in Witness Support, who do so much to in their free time to help and reassure them.”


South Cheshire paedophile groomed girl while waiting sentence for child sex offences

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A 57-year-old South Cheshire paedophile who drove to Bradford to meet a 14-year-old girl for sex as he awaited sentencing for other child sex offences, has been jailed.

Ian Robinson, formally of Stanier Close, Crewe, was sentenced to five years and four months in prison yesterday (July 18).

The court heard Robinson attempted to incite who he believed to be a 15-year-old girl in sexual activity in December 2016 and sent her indecent videos of himself.

But he was actually communicating with a fellow paedophile via a mobile phone messaging app.

The other paedophile – a 54-year-old man from Essex – was being investigated by Surrey Constabulary, who brought Robinson to the attention of Cheshire Police.

Detectives executed a search warrant at Robinson’s home in May 2017.

Indecent images of children were found on his phone, which also contained sexual communication with a 15-year-old girl that took place via a messaging app in May 2017.

Robinson was charged with three counts of attempting to cause or incite a girl aged 13 to 15 in sexual activity, two counts of making an indecent photograph/pseudo-photograph of a child, one count of engaging in sexual communication with a child and one count of attempting to cause a child aged 13 to 15 to watch or look at an image of sexual activity.

He pleaded guilty to all the charges at Crewe Magistrates’ Court on January 24 2018 and was set to be sentenced at Chester Crown Court on February 21.

However, two weeks before his court appearance Robinson drove to Bradford after arranging to meet a 14-year-old girl for sex.

He had been grooming her via an internet chatroom and a messaging app.

Robinson was arrested by West Yorkshire Police, who found a bottle of lubrication and a blanket in his car.

He was subsequently charged with meeting a child following sexual grooming and attempting to cause or incite a girl aged 13 to 15 in sexual activity.

Robinson pleaded not guilty to those charges but this week a jury at Bradford Crown Court convicted him of the offences.

Following the guilty verdict, he was sentenced for all nine offences committed.

Robinson was also given a lifelong sexual harm prevention order and was made to forfeit all devices he used to try to communicate with children.

In sentencing Robinson, His Right Honourable Judge Dixon told him: “You are a dangerous man who has been happily roaming around the internet looking for young girls.

“[When giving your evidence] you have attempted to backtrack, lie, blame alcohol and mislead the court. You are a deceptive man.

“You have a genuine paedophilic interest and are a very real risk of sexual harm to children.”

Detective Constable Andy Kent, of the Paedophile and Cyber Investigation Team at Cheshire Police, said: “We are committed to pursuing and bringing to justice those who view indecent images online and prey on vulnerable children using social media and messaging apps.

“Robinson is clearly a dangerous and predatory individual who was so intent on meeting young girls for sexual activity that, despite being charged with seven child sex offences and expecting a custodial sentence, he still continued his online search for a vulnerable young girl whom he could exploit.

“When Robinson thought he had found such a girl – who he believed to be just 14 years old – he showered her with compliments over social media and drove 78 miles to meet her for sex.

“Thankfully he has been given a substantial prison sentence and can no longer pose a threat to young girls.”


Dark web pervert’s sick child rape fantasies exposed by undercover police officer

Steven Boulton, of Ashington, told what turned out to be an undercover police officer he wanted to rape their daughters

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A pervert who told someone on the “dark web” he wanted to rape their children and sent them videos of youngsters being abused was easily snared – because the person he was communicating with was an undercover police officer.

Steven Boulton spoke of what he would like to do with the 12 and 14-year-old daughters of the person he thought he was messaging.

A court heard he then sent a video showing a distressed child being subjected to a serious sex attack by an adult, followed by another indecent video.

After growing to trust the person he was communicating with on the murky and secretive area of the internet, he provided his phone number and police were able to identify and arrest him.

Now the 43-year-old, of Chillingham Crescent, Ashington, has been jailed at Newcastle Crown Court for distributing and making indecent images of children.

Prosecutor Michael Bunch said the undercover officer made contact with Boulton last March.

“The defendant immediately started asking about the other person’s daughters, suggesting he wanted to have some fun with them,” Mr Bunch said.

“Communication from the defendant clearly indicated he was interested in committing penetrative sexual activity with what he believed to be the 12 and 14-year-old daughters of the person he believed he was communicating with.

“He discussed sexually abusing the two girls, using sex toys on them and raping them.”

On March 10, Boulton sent the profile a video showing a female child aged about six or seven “engaged in penetrative sexual activity with an adult”.

Mr Bunch said: “That child appeared to be in distress at the end of the movie.

“There was another distribution on March 20. The defendant referred in messaging before sending it to the subject being a ‘13-year-old lass’.

“It showed a child engaging in sexual activity. The assessment of the age was 11 to 13.”

After saying he trusted the other person, he provided his mobile phone number on March 22. He was arrested the following day.

During a search of his home, police found a mobile phone which contained a small number of indecent images and videos, including girls estimated to be aged as young as four.

Boulton was jailed for 32 months and must sign the sex offenders’ register for life and was made subject to a lifelong sexual harm prevention order.

Penny Hall, defending, said self-employed Boulton was struggling with his workload, suffering from depression and drinking to excess.

She added: “It started by accessing adult pornography and moved on to children.

“He maintains he had no intention of meeting with the person he believed he was sending the messages to. In fact it was a fantasy which he would never have carried out.

“He is clearly remorseful and accepts there is a problem which needs to be addressed.

“He regrets his actions and is disgusted with himself. He wants to put matters behind him and move forward and get help.”