ROBIN MAUGHAN COURT CASE UPDATE: Harborough sex offender told his victim had twice attempted suicide

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Harborough entertainer Robin Maughan was today (Thursday) sentenced to a total of 14 years 10 months in prison for a series of offences involving children.

Maughan (34) of Western Avenue, Market Harborough, was told his victims would be ‘scarred for many years’ by his grooming and exploitation.

Judge Nicholas Dean sentenced Maughan to five years 6 months for offences involving sexual images of children.

He sentenced Maughan to a further four years 8 months for grooming and sex with a boy aged 14 and 15.

And there was a further four years and 8 months for grooming and sex with a girl aged 15.

Mr Alan Murphy, prosecuting, said Maughan had abused the trust of his victims and their families.

In victim impact statements, the victims’ parents said they were devastated.

The boy who Maughan groomed and had sexual relations with said he had twice attempted suicide.

Ms Helen Johnson, defending, said Maughan was of previous good character and had pleaded guilty.

Maughan left the dock in tears on his way to prison.