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Child rapist William Robb remanded in custody for sentencing

By Ashleigh McDonald

Published 19/08/2016

A 64-year-old man has been remanded in custody after a Belfast Crown Court jury found him guilty of sexually and physically abusing three children
A 64-year-old man has been remanded in custody after a Belfast Crown Court jury found him guilty of sexually and physically abusing three children

A 64-year-old man has been remanded in custody after a Belfast Crown Court jury found him guilty of sexually and physically abusing three children.

William Robb, from London Road in east Belfast, will be sentenced next month over 60 offences committed more than three decades ago.

As the jury delivered unanimous guilty verdicts, the two women sexually abused by Robb wept in the public gallery. One of them said later: “After 30 years, I have finally got justice.”

As well as sexually abusing two girls — one of whom was repeatedly raped — he also physically assaulted a schoolboy on several occasions. Robb had a previous conviction, which the court heard was for assault with intent to rape.

Judge Gordon Kerr QC remanded him in custody ahead of sentencing at Antrim Crown Court in September.

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