Vile paedophile befriends Hull mums to groom their children – and he’s been caught again
A convicted sex offender who hides his paedophile past when befriending single mothers has been jailed again after a tip-off
Robert Wynn’s latest victim trusted him so much he was allowed to stay at the home she shared with her young children, went swimming with the family, and took two children unaccompanied to a skate park.
But after police visited her home and revealed his true identity, the betrayed parent said she felt as if he had “groomed the whole family”.
Phillip Evans, prosecuting at Hull Crown Court, said Wynn met the woman online when he identified himself only as “Robert W”, and was invited to stay after the “conversation blossomed”
What she did not know was that Wynn had been jailed four times for sex offences – and was on licence at the time after being released from prison early for doing a similar thing to another unsuspecting family.
He was also subject to a sexual harm prevention order, which included a prohibition on him staying in the same house as children under 16.
Wynn had even lied to a social worker who asked who he was, giving his real date of birth but calling himself “Robert Wilson”.
A judge said it was “disconcerting” the social worker took his word for it and did not ask for documentary proof.
His previous victim had also met him online when he called himself “Robster”.
She later described herself as “horrified” at discovering his past by putting his name into Google and found him on the UK database which is a website dedicated to naming convicted child abusers
Jailing Wynn of Wilton Avenue, Holland Street, east Hull for 28 months
Judge Mark Bury said he had “an abiding sexual interest in children”, and told him: “I accept, to a point, that you are lonely and isolated and that you wanted company, but there are, I’m sure, many people who you could be friendly to who don’t have young children, and it’s no coincidence, in my view, you sought out the friendship of a single woman with a number of children.”
Wynn was first jailed for 20 weeks at Edinburgh Sheriff’s Court in 2008 for distributing indecent photographs of children.
Wynn was later jailed for 18 months for meeting a child following sexual grooming, and then got a two-year sentence for making indecent photographs of children.
Wynn was jailed for 16 months at Hull Crown Court in 2017 for possessing indecent photographs of children and breaching the sexual harm prevention order.
In January this year, Wynn was cleared of raping a woman he met online after a three-day trial at Hull Crown Court.