Brighton CCTV camera helps catch child abuse suspect

Posted On 29 Jun 2010 at 8:12 am

Brighton’s CCTV cameras have enabled Sussex Police to help catch a man alleged to have abused children in Australia and New Zealand.

Roderick Robinson, 72, faces – among others – a charge of attacking a girl of nine in Sydney.

He failed to answer bail and came back to Britain last November.

CCTV cameras in Brighton recorded his motor home being driven in the town.

Mr Robinson then caught a ferry from Portsmouth to Spain.

He was arrested in Portugal and has since been returned to Australia for trial.

Detective Chief Inspector John Geden, of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre, said: “We identified that there was a connection to the Brighton area so we visited Sussex Police and they were able to trawl through their CCTV images.

“The breakthrough came really when they found an image of the motor home that we believed, and intelligence told us, that Mr Robinson purchased.”

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