May 2023

Havant paedophile, 62, jailed for 17 years for ‘absolutely horrific’ rape of two girls

A man has been jailed for 17 years for the ‘absolutely horrific’ rape of two girls in Havant.

Remorseless paedophile Robert Campbell, 62, delivered harrowing sexual abuse on the girls on a number of occasions between 2013 and 2015 when they were both under the age of 16.

The girls, both now adults, bravely spoke out about what had happened to them in April 2021, at which point the police were called.

An investigation was launched and Campbell was arrested on April 30.

The predator was charged with two counts of raping a girl under the age of 16, two counts of assaulting a girl under the age of 16 by touching, and three counts of causing or inciting a girl under the age of 16 to engage in sexual activity.

He denied the offences but was found guilty on all seven counts on in January this year following a Portsmouth Crown Court trial – putting his victims through a further ordeal.

Campbell, formerly of St Clares Avenue in Havant, has now appeared at the same court for sentencing – with him being handed 17 years in prison.

He was also handed an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order, and ordered to comply with Sexual Offender Register notification requirements indefinitely.