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Former Bradford winger accused of sexual activity with a child

Former Bradford winger Tyrell Robinson has appeared in court this week after being accused of sexual activity with a 14 year old child.

The 22 year old made an appearance by video link at Bradford Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday charged with engaging in penetrative sexual activity with a child, making an indecent image of a child and two counts of distributing an indecent image of a child.

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The case was sent to Bradford Crown Court and will he heard on the 16th of June.

Robinson appeared at the hearing, which was held in Leeds, by a Skype link but couldn’t be heard in the courtroom – only signalling with his hand to confirm his name, date of birth and address during the 10-minute hearing.

He listened in as details of the charges against him were being read out.

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.

The court clerk said Robinson is accused of sexually touching a 14-year-old girl in Bradford on the 13th of August 2018. On the same date, he is accused of making and distributing an indecent image of a child via Snapchat.

Robinson is also charged with distributing an indecent photograph of a child in a video sent by WhatsApp on the 17th of December 2017.

District Judge Richard Clews told the defendant: “Mr Robinson, this case will be sent to Bradford Crown Court.

“You must appear there in person on 16 June, two weeks today.”

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