September 2016

Man who liked taking perverted photos of girls


A shop worker from Bristol who took indecent photos of a 14-year-old girl on his smart phone is to get treatment.

Lee Robbins had a penchant for taking perverted snaps, Bristol Crown Court heard.

But he fell foul of the law after the girl’s mum found he had taken covert shots of her daughter’s crotch and breasts.

Robbins, 36, of Two Mile Hill Road, Kingswood, pleaded guilty to six charges of taking indecent photographs of a child.

The Recorder of Bristol His Honour Judge Neil Ford QC handed him a three-year community order with supervision.

He told remorseful Robbins: “The public and you would be best served by a disposal which allows you to remain in the community.

“You are certainly not a lost cause.

“You are far from someone who can be described as a dedicated paedophile.

“You have an issue which needs urgently to be addressed.”

Robbins was ordered to attend the Thames Valley Sex Offender Programme, register as a sex offender and was barred from working with vulnerable adults or children.

He was handed a five-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order, prohibiting him from unchecked use of electronic devices, and told to pay £250 prosecution costs.

Rosaleen Collins, prosecuting, said that on at least two occasions Robbins snapped the girl’s clothed crotch and chest.

Miss Collins told the court: “They did not expose parts of the body.

“They are taken of her clothed genital area.

“He has zoomed in on those areas.”

After the photos came to light the girl alleged Robbins had raped her, the court heard.

The Crown Prosecution Service, though, felt there was insufficient evidence to charge him with that offence.