Surrey

Ex-Staines man Neil Robinson jailed over sex offences

  • 10 January 2014
  • From the section Surrey
Neil Robinson
Image caption Robinson handed himself in to Chinese authorities after international medial appeals, police said

A man who was extradited to the UK from China has been jailed for 12 years for historical sex offences.

Neil Robinson, 47, formerly of Staines in Surrey, admitted three counts of sex with a girl under 13 and three indecent assaults at a previous hearing at Guildford Crown Court.

He also received concurrent jail terms for the assaults and 26 counts of taking and making indecent images.

Robinson had pleaded guilty to all offences, court officials said.

He was ordered to sign the sex offenders register indefinitely, was given a sex offence prevention order for life, and disqualified from working with children indefinitely.

The offences took place between 1999 and 2002.

'Highly dangerous predator'

After the hearing, Surrey Police said Robinson had been wanted by police for more than 10 years after fleeing the UK in 2002.

A Crimewatch appeal in 2012 provided information that Robinson had been living and working in schools in Beijing. Robinson handed himself in to the Chinese authorities last April following international media coverage, the force said.

He was extradited in May and arrested by Surrey Police at Heathrow Airport.

Det Insp Becky Molyneux said: "Robinson is a highly dangerous sexual predator who put his vulnerable young victims through what must have been horrendous ordeals."

She added: "I hope the outcome from court today demonstrates that no matter where in the world offenders try to hide and escape from their past, we will use all available resources to bring them to justice."

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