May 2022

Halstead sex offender Robin Noble jailed after abusing two children near Sevenoaks

A sex offender who abused two children for a period of eight years has been jailed.

Robin Noble, of Halstead near Sevenoaks, committed a series of offences with one of the victims between 2008 and 2012, and with a second victim between 2005 and 2013.

The abuse was reported to Kent Police and Noble was arrested on December 13, 2018.

Noble, 65, was later charged with multiple sexual offences involving children and six counts of making indecent images of children.

He pleaded guilty to the indecent image charges but not guilty to the other offences. On April 1 this year he was convicted of 16 sexual offences involving children, after a 10-day trial at Maidstone Crown Court.

Now Noble has been sentenced to eight years imprisonment after a sentencing hearing at Southwark Crown Court on Monday, May 16.

He was also added to the sex offenders register indefinitely and made the subject of a sexual harm prevention order.

Noble subjected his two vulnerable young victims to dreadful crimes for his own gratification and, by pleading not guilty, forced them to revisit their ordeal.