Serial Hampshire sex offender Simon Robertson jailed for crimes against vulnerable victims.
A SERIAL sex offender has been sentenced to 19 years in prison after he was found guilty of committing sexual offences against both an adult and a child.
Simon Robertson, 51, of Coley Lane, Chilbolton, was convicted and sentenced at Reading Crown Court on Friday 27 January.
Robertson was convicted of one count of rape against an adult, one count of rape against a child and three counts of sexual activity with a female child.
The offences against the adult victim took place in Haringey, North London, between January 2001 and May 2003.
He was also convicted of sexual offences against a child victim in Maidenhead, Berkshire, between May 2013 and June 2014.
Robertson was found guilty by a unanimous jury following a three week trial.
Investigating officer Det Con Victoria Steele of the Thames Valley Police Child Abuse Investigation Unit, said: “This was a lengthy and complex investigation completed by the Child Abuse Investigation Unit and Domestic Abuse Investigation Unit in relation to serious sexual assaults on victims who were selected by Robertson due to their vulnerability.
“As a result of the abuse, the victims and their families have suffered long term, ongoing effects. The high sentence reflects the severity of the offences committed by Robertson and the danger he poses to women.
“The victims in this case had to relive the trauma of the abuse they suffered due to Robertson’s not guilty plea, but the evidence they provided was compelling.
“The victims have displayed extraordinary bravery and it is a result of their courage that Robertson now faces many years in prison.
“I hope this provides them with a sense of justice and an opportunity to look positively to the future.
“Robertson is a serial sex offender who poses a real and very serious threat to women.
“He will rightly now spend a very long time in prison.”