April 2018

Child rapist Robert Spindlow jailed for 15 years

A man has been jailed for 15 years after he admitted raping a child.

Robert Spindlow, 56, of Marine Parade, Sheerness pleaded guilty to three counts of rape, one of assault by touching and one of assault by penetration. The charges all related to a girl aged under 13.

A judge at Maidstone Crown Court heard that Spindlow targeted the child on multiple occasions.

The offences came to light when she told an adult about the abuse.

Spindlow admitted all the offences and was sentenced on Friday. He was ordered to serve 15 years, with an additional five years on licence.