A sacked footballer admits to having sexual activity with a child, meaning he could be facing time behind bars in prison.
The former Bradford City professional player has admitted a sex offence against a 14-year-old girl.
A former footballer from south Essex has been warned he’s facing prison after pleading guilty to a sex offence against a 14-year-old girl. Tyrell Robinson, who’s 22 and from South Ockenden, appeared at Bradford Crown Court earlier. pic.twitter.com/QilHPCH1ov
— BBC Essex (@BBCEssex) June 16, 2020
Tyrell Robinson pleaded guilty to engaging in sexual activity with a child in August 2018, and making and distributing an indecent image of a child via Snapchat when he appeared at Bradford Crown Court.
The 22 year old was warned by the judge he could face jail and has since been bailed and will be sentenced at a later date.
Robinson was held by Cheshire Police at Moss Rose, the home of League Two strugglers Macclesfield Town on Tuesday the 14th of August 2018, before going on to be sacked.
Bradford issued a statement in February, which read: “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.”
Robinson denied a further charge of distributing an indecent photograph of a child in December 2017 and the court heard the prosecution would not proceed with that charge.
Judge Jonathan Rose told him: “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.
“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.”
He was ordered to sign the sex offenders register before he left court.
A second defendant, Korrie Berman, 21, from Essex, pleaded not guilty to five charges of engaging in penetrative sexual activity with a child.
He will go on trial on 12 April next year.
The former Arsenal player came through the Gunners ranks but left without playing for the first team.
He then moved to West Bromwich Albion before a free transfer to Bradford in August 2018.
He has been described by Bradford City Head of Recruitment Greg Abbott as having “bags of pace” and being “a strong, athletic kid with a great desire to prove everybody wrong”.
Primarily a left winger, Robinson was also occasionally used by Bradford City manager Stuart McCall as a left back.
Fans reacted after finding out that the footballer admits to sexual activity with a child…
— ANT SMITH (@ChairCon) June 16, 2020
— wayne forster (@wayneforster11) June 16, 2020
Hope he likes porridge?
— Simon Ashley (@simonas82992217) June 16, 2020
Lock him up
— dee (@denisebutterwo1) June 16, 2020
F’kin nonce. You’re a footballer, take your pick!
— Daniel Lee (@DanielL78758830) June 16, 2020
Dirty bastard – lock him up, castrate him & throw away the key.
— Scooby Snacks (@scoobysnacks215) June 16, 2020
14!!! Whyyyy…..????? Nonce case! If he dont go prison then the poor girl and her family have been seriously let down.
— SteveSoFlyy (@flyy_steve) June 16, 2020
— brandon (@1903bw) June 16, 2020
And good fresh air that he breathes
— Conar Hinchcliffe (@ConarHinchclif2) June 16, 2020
Fair chance he wont even see inside a prison cell.
— Keith taylor (@Jokeavon) June 16, 2020
As fans all we can ask is why? We would give our all to be in that privileged position and to just throw it away
— warwick (@warwick_1988) June 16, 2020
Sounds like he was a Nonce before we even signed him
— Chris (@Chrisrhodespoke) June 16, 2020
It grates me when people say , ” he had a bright future ” what a waste of talent ” . what about the girls lives they’ve ruined between them . Disgraceful
— Mark boocock (@markbooie) June 16, 2020
Stupid boy with so much talent
— John Egglestone (@jonny_egg) June 16, 2020
What a idiot
— nick clifford (@clifford_nick) June 16, 2020
Echo all that has already been said, disgusting. Not only completely ruined his life, his career etc but more importantly the girl’s too. He’s just thrown it all away.
— Jason Lee ?? (@ForeverAYellow) June 16, 2020