November 2016

Paedophile who indecently assaulted an Atherstone child jailed


A TWISTED paedophile who indecently assaulted an Atherstone child has been jailed for his crimes.

Robert Peter Ellis, aged 80, of Alma Road, Selston, has been jailed for nine years, with a further three on license, after being found guilty of eight counts of indecent assault.

The offences relate to historic sex offences which took place between 1975 and 1981 in Atherstone.

The victim provided a statement to the court.

She said: “I would like to state I made this statement and reported these matters not just for me but for all survivors of childhood sexual abuse which has a physical and emotional impact for the rest of your life. Thank you to the police staff investigator Alan Butler for his support throughout and Louise my ISVA (Independent Sexual Violence Advisor).”

“The judge has helped me by showing all that I am believed and the justice system deals with such offences appropriately.”

And, following the trail, Ellis was found guilty at Warwick Crown Court last week (November 18) for the offences. He also previously pleaded guilty to an additional offence of indecent assault on October 11.

The 80-year-old was also found not guilty of two counts of indecent assault and three counts of rape.