Published: 00:00, 13 October 2006
AN ELECTRICIAN raped a schoolgirl he lured to meet him through an internet chatroom, a judge at Maidstone Crown Court was told.
Robert Gray, 53, is facing jail in a case described by a judge as of the “utmost gravity”.
Gray, who admitted rape, posed as a “blue-eyed blond” teenager called Robbie on the net and groomed his 13-year-old victim over the web before arranging to meet her.
Alan Kent, prosecuting, said the girl, from Maidstone, sent a message to Gray asking ASL – age, sex and location. She told him her name and said she was 14.
Gray said he was 17, his name was Robbie Gray and he lived in Bromley. He said he had blond hair, blue eyes and was tall.
“He suggested they meet,” Mr Kent told the court, "She agreed, expecting to meet a 17-year-old blond-haired blue-eyed boy.”
After meeting her at the Larkfield Leisure Centre, near Maidstone, Gray drove the girl to a remote spot and had sex with her.
The girl later told police she did not want to have sex with Gray, of Rochester Avenue, Bromley, and at no time consented.
She added that she was ashamed to tell her mother.