Former Bradford City player Tyrell Robinson sentenced to three-and-a-half years for child sex offences
Tyrrell Robinson, 23, a former Bradford City footballer, was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison at Bradford Crown Court yesterday (26 January.)
His co-accused, Korrie Berman, 22, was sentenced to six years.
Robinson, who was sacked from the West Yorkshire club in February last year, pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to engaging in sexual activity with a child in August 2018 and making and distributing an indecent image of a child via Snapchat. Korrie Berman pleaded guilty to five charges of engaging in sexual activity with a child.
Sandra White, for the CPS, said: "Robinson used his position of influence as a professional footballer to commit these offences against two young, impressionable and vulnerable girls. Text messages recovered as part of the investigation make it abundantly clear he was well aware of their ages when he committed these serious criminal acts.
"Both Robinson and Berman are now starting prison sentences and Robinson's professional career and reputation are in ruins as a consequence of his actions. The sentences passed today make it clear that these are serious crimes and, where there is sufficient evidence, offences such as these will be prosecuted robustly."
Notes to editors
- Sandra White is a Senior Crown Prosecutor in the Rape and Serious Sexual Offences Unit, CPS Yorkshire and Humberside
- Tyrell Robinson D.o.B.: 16/9/97
- Korrie Berman D.o.B: 8/12/98