Gillingham milkman Gary Roberts convicted of molesting two girls
Milkman Gary Roberts is
facing sentence for molesting two girls.
by Julia Roberts
A milkman from Gillingham is facing a lengthy jail term
after being found guilty of molesting two girls.
Gary Roberts, 58, of Trafalgar Street, was convicted of one
offence of sexual activity with a child and one of assault by
The offences took place between December 2010 and
March last year.
However, the jury failed to reach verdicts on three further
charges of sexual activity with a child and were discharged from
further deliberations by the trial judge.
After consulting with the Crown Prosecution Service and the
police officer in the case, prosecutor Alexia Zimbler said they
would not be seeking a retrial.
She asked the three offences be left on file, together with
another allegation of indecent assault dating back to the
During the trial, the court heard one of the girls told
police she wet herself when Roberts touched her "below".
Roberts denied all the allegations when he was arrested. Miss
Zimbler told the court: "He said all the allegations had been made
up and he could not give a reason as to why."
Remanding him in custody until he is sentenced on April 2, Judge
Philip Statman (pictured right) said he would have to consider
"It is a very serious matter and he only has one possible
sentence at the end of the day."
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