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24 July 2018, 17:21 | Updated: 24 July 2018, 17:25
A man's been locked up for 11 and a half years for abusing four young children in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.
56-year-old Robert Robinson, of no fixed address, was found guilty of 17 child sex offences dating back to the 70s.
He was convicted of six counts of indecent assault of a girl under 14, six counts of indecency with a child, and five counts of indecent assault on a boy.
The offences happened in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire between 1975 and 2000. There were four victims, all of them were under the age of 11.
Robinson was convicted at Oxford Crown Court following a 10 day trial, he was arrested on 12 July 2016 and charged on 11 July 2017.
Investigating officer, Detective Sergeant Sarah Berry, of the Protecting Vulnerable People Investigation Unit, said:
“Robinson is a dangerous offender who committed sexual offences against children spanning over a number of decades, and his offending started when he was a teenager.
“Robinson never admitted to his horrific offences, his defence being that the complaints made against him were made up.
“Robinson never offered any evidence to support this.
“I am pleased that Robinson is now behind bars and I would like to thank the victims for their courage and strength in standing up to their abuser.
“This case illustrates that time is not a barrier when it comes to obtaining justice for victims of sexual abuse.
“I would encourage anyone who has been a victim to please call Thames Valley Police on 101 or you can report online at our website, or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”