St Albans man jailed for 18 years for rape of minor

PUBLISHED: 13:04 30 September 2009 | UPDATED: 14:27 06 May 2010

A 44-YEAR-OLD man who was found guilty of the rape and sexual assault of a minor was sentenced to 18 years imprisonment this week. Colin Robinson, formerly of St Albans and most recently living in Watford, was arrested in August 2008 in

A 44-YEAR-OLD man who was found guilty of the rape and sexual assault of a minor was sentenced to 18 years imprisonment this week.

Colin Robinson, who formerly lived in St Albans and most recently was living in Watford, was arrested in August 2008 in relation to offences which occurred over the previous four years.

Robinson, who denied the charges at St Albans Crown Court on Monday, was found guilty of the repeated rape of a girl over the course of four years, starting from when the victim was aged nine.

Det Insp Martin Brace said that he was pleased with the outcome: "We feel that the sentencing suitably reflects the gravity of the offences committed. The victim in this case showed tremendous courage in coming forward and we would encourage anyone who is going through a similar ordeal to make contact with police.

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