A young girl tragically contacted Childline just hours before she was brutally raped by a 29-year-old man.
The girl, whose name and age has not been released, was raped by Leon Robson who took her to his house and filmed himself forcing her into actions the judge described as “grotesque in the extreme.”
She called Childline and spoke of her fear of Robson and what he might do to her.
The court heard that Robson had demanded indecent images of the girl with the possible intention of using them to blackmail her in the future, and that when she attempted to leave he threatened to hang himself, leaving a note that would implicate her in his death.
According to the York Press Judge Batty said:
The depth of the child’s misery is well-illustrated by a cry from the heart that she made at just before 5.30am that very morning, in which she sent a message to ChildLine stating her fears of you, her feelings of hopelessness, and what you were threatening to do to her if she did not comply with your demands.
It is chilling aspect of this case that virtually everything she was stating to ChildLine and her fears for her future actually then were played out on this day.”
Robson, who will remain on the sex offenders register for life, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for rape, and received a two-year concurrent sentence for making an indecent video of an underage girl.
The hideous case was summed up by Detective Constable Michelle Waite who said:
“No jail sentence can ever undo the trauma she has experienced, but I hope the fact that Robson is now serving a lengthy prison sentence, brings her some comfort that justice has been done.”