May 2017

Pensioner jailed after abusing schoolgirl

A perverted pensioner has been jailed after he was found guilty of sexually abusing a 13-year-old schoolgirl

Former refuse collector Keith Robertson, 62-years-old of Sutton-in-Ashfield appeared for sentencing at Nottingham Crown Court where he was previously found guilty by a jury of two counts of sexual assault on a child aged under 16.

The court was told that the offences took place during one day in August 2016.

The victim who had celebrated her 13th birthday the day before, was molested by Robertson and was left shaken and emotional from the attack.

Robertson continued to deny the offences throughout the build up to and during the trial which forced the young victim to give evidence against him.

The judge sentenced Robertson to four years, of which he would have to serve a minimum of two.

The judge imposed a sexual harm prevention order and told Robertson that he must register as a sex offender for 10 years.