Rainworth man jailed for raping and sexually assaulting 7-year-old girl

David Robinson
David Robinson

A Rainworth man has been jailed after admitting raping and sexually assaulting a seven-year-old girl.

David Robinson, 65, of Southwell Road East, was arrested at his home on November 13 2017 after concerns were raised to police.

Robinson denied the offences in police interview but pleaded guilty at Nottingham Crown Court to rape of a child under 13, two offences of sexual assault of a child under 13, and two offences of causing a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity.

He was today (Friday) sentenced to a total of 13 years in prison and made the subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for life.

Detective Constable Mark Kimberley, who led the investigation, said: "Robinson abused the trust placed in him and carried out horrifying abuse of a young girl who didn't fully understand what was happening.

"We take sexual offences very seriously and would urged anyone affected by abuse to call us on 101. We treat survivors of abuse with sensitivity and compassion and are committed to bringing offenders to justice."

An NSPCC spokesperson said: “It is difficult to comprehend how depraved individuals like Robinson could subject a defenceless young child to sickening sexual abuse.

“Childhoods are destroyed by this kind of abuse and the impact can last long into adulthood, so it is vital that the victim gets all of the support she needs to help her come to terms with this horrendous ordeal.

“It is also important that Robinson receives treatment while behind bars to reduce any risk he might pose to children on his release.”

If an adult is worried about a child they can call the NSPCC 24/7 on 0808 800 5000 in confidence. Help for children and young people is available through Childline on 0800 1111.