Neil Robinson, the British citizen who turned himself in on child porn and rape charges in Beijing last April, has been extradited to the UK and sentenced to 12 years in jail. Robinson, 47, admitted to—among other crimes—having sex with a girl under 13 years old.
Robinson’s case forced Chinese authorities to look more seriously at the countless non-background-checked, questionably-visa’d, anonymous hordes of expatriates teaching in the country. There is no evidence that Robinson committed any crimes while in China, but he was only in the country as a means of fleeing molestation and rape charges in Britain.
Robinson has been described as “a highly dangerous sexual predator who put his vulnerable young victims through what must have been horrendous ordeals.”
After ten years of teaching in Beijing, it’s about time that Robinson is way-the-hell-away from schools, students, and anything other than prison walls.
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