A former Arsenal footballer has admitted having sex with a 14 years old girl as well as sharing indecent images of the child on Snapchat.
Tyrell Robinson, who is 22 years of age pleaded guilty to the sex offense before Bradford Crown Court early today and was warned he could be subjected to lifetime imprisonment.
The former Bradford City player admitted before in court that he truly had sex with a minor(14), as well as making indecent images of a child and distributing them via Snapchat.
However, the 22-year-old denied a further charge of distributing indecent photographs of a child back in December 2017, and the court concluded that the prosecution will not proceed with this count.
Mike Harrison, Bradford City Fanzine, editor tweeted Monday: “Waste of a promising career but one imagines that he has only got himself to blame.
Waste of a promising career but one imagines that he has only got himself to blame. #bcafc hierarchy vindicated for suspending him after he was arrested despite not being charged till 18 months later. https://t.co/yzLF3vgcNn
— Mike Harrison (@thecitygent) June 16, 2020
“Bcafc hierarchy vindicated for suspending him after he was arrested despite not being charged till 18 months later.”
Tyrell Robinson was arrested back in 2018 and later he was sacked by Bradford due to gross misconduct
He was released on bail until his sentencing and was ordered to sign the sex offenders’ register before he left court.
“Dealing with you Robinson, you pleaded guilty to all matters save the last count. The prosecution will not seek to try you on that count”. Judge Jonathan Rose said
“Your case is now adjourned to be sentenced.“
He continued: “You must not assume that the fact that I’m adjourning sentence and granting you bail is to mean that any particular sentence will be imposed upon you.
When Robinson was arrested, Bradford City Football Club said in a statement: “Bradford City Football Club has parted company with Tyrell Robinson”.
“This comes after West Yorkshire Police confirmed charges had been brought against Robinson, following his arrest in August 2018.
“Robinson has been dismissed from the remainder of his contract on grounds of committing gross misconduct.
“The club will be making no further comment on the matter.”
“All options will be open to the judge who deals with your case, and that will very much include the possibility of a prison sentence.”