Updated: Thursday, 21st November 2019 @ 5:16pm

Self-declared 'sex maniac' jailed for 12 years at Manchester Crown Court for rape of girls aged six and eight

Self-declared 'sex maniac' jailed for 12 years at Manchester Crown Court for rape of girls aged six and eight

By Dean Wilkins

A self-declared ‘sex maniac’ who raped two young girls in Wythenshawe and Croydon was jailed for 12 years today.

Derek Robinson, 63, of Robertscroft Close, Poundswich, started abusing the children, aged six and eight, during 1985 and 1993.

The appalling crimes started as Robinson lured in the youngsters with gifts, toys and sweets, and was found of rape, three counts of gross indecency and eight counts of indecent assault at Manchester Crown Court.

Detective Constable Jane Naylor, of West Didsbury CID, said: "Robinson committed the most appalling abuse on two young girls over a prolonged period of time.

"He struck when they were alone and too young and scared to report the abuse or fully understand what was happening to them.

"The women have been incredibly brave in reporting the abuse and I must give them extra credit for finding the strength to give evidence at court because thanks to their evidence Robinson is now in prison where he belongs.

"Greater Manchester Police will thoroughly investigate all reports of sexual abuse regardless of when they happened or how old the victim is or was and we have specially trained officers who will work with and support victims throughout the criminal process and beyond."