Malvern man who raped a boy under 13 sentenced to 18 years in prison - The Malvern Observer

Malvern man who raped a boy under 13 sentenced to 18 years in prison

Malvern Editorial 21st May, 2024 Updated: 21st May, 2024   0

A MALVERN man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for various child sex offences including rape.

Robert Hampton, 77, of Somers Court in Upper Howsell Road, Malvern was found guilty of seven counts involving children under the age of 13.

The charges included one count of rape of a boy under 13, two counts of causing/inciting a boy under 13 to engage in sexual activity – penetration, one count of attempted rape of a child under 13 and three counts of assaulting a boy under 13 by penetration with a part of your body/a thing.

He was sentenced yesterday at Worcester Crown Court to 18 years in prison and one year on licence for his crimes committed between January 2007 and December 2018.

Detective constable Hannah Croft, said: “I would like to commend the bravery of the victim and their family in this case. Without their courage, perseverance and tenacity, Hampton would not have been brought to justice.

“Hampton is a dangerous individual and I’m glad his sentence reflects the heinous crimes he committed. I hope if anything positive is to come out of today is that it gives other victims the confidence to come forward and speak with the police.”

If you have been a victim of child abuse or are concerned about a child contact the NSPCC helpline confidentially by email [email protected] or phone 0808 800 5000. Children can contact Childline on 0800 1111.

Help and support is also available via the confidential Stop It Now helpline – part of the Lucy Faithfull Foundation. Visit for more information.

Victims of sexual assault can contact The Victim Advice Line online and via email [email protected] or phone 0800 9523000.

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