A Briton nicknamed “Pope Smurf” who visited schools and nurseries to show off his vast collection of blue dolls was exposed as a child rapist – and was sentenced to 16 years in prison for his vile crime, according to a report .
Robin White, 65, of Derbyshire, was known for riding in a distinctive van, claiming in 2017 that he owns a collection of over 10,000 smurfs as he embarks on a world record attempt. reported Derbyshire Live.
But beneath the innocent facade was a perverted monster who robbed a young girl and sexually abused her, officials said.
Sicko even used a sex toy on the girl, which he raped in a warehouse, according to the press.
Even when the victim, who is now an adult, bravely reported her attractive attack, White denied everything while forcing her to relive her nightmare at trial.
Prosecutor Julia King described how White’s actions left the woman with “serious psychological harm.”
“She kept things to herself, because she didn’t know who to trust. She says she can’t fully trust anyone and that this has had an impact on every aspect of her life, “King said.
“She says she doesn’t want to go to certain places in case she hits him,” she continued. “But she also says that what makes her happy is that she can take care of herself and that she feels she has closed a chapter in her life now.”
A jury found White guilty of several rape charges, indecent assault on a child and inciting or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, Derbyshire Live reported.
Derby Crown Court Judge Nirmal Shant said: “As he said in his victim’s personal statement, everything you did ruined him for the rest of his life.
“It affected her personal relationships and it affected her personality and personality,” she added. “To say you ruined his life in every way is an understatement.”
White’s lawyer, Raglan Ashton, said his client’s wife was standing in front of him despite the horrific crimes.
“Mr. White knows that these are very serious issues and that he is facing a significant period of custody following the jury’s verdict,” Ashton said.
“She is 65 years old and this is her first taste of custody and it is always difficult for anyone facing her for the first time. It will be especially difficult for someone his age “, he complained.
“He has no previous crimes of this nature and is not one of those individuals who can be classified as a predatory pedophile,” the lawyer added.
A spokesman for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children in Britain said: “This case is yet another awful example of the effect that child sexual abuse can have on victims. It can destroy childhood and the effects can last a long time until adulthood.
“The courage of the woman who reported White’s unforgivable actions cannot be underestimated, and this sentence shows that no matter when the abuse happened, pedophiles like White can face the justice they deserve and we would encourage anyone who has been abused to talk and seek support, ”the representative added.