Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Guilty Plea by OAP Pervert; Pensioner Admits a Sex Attack on a Schoolboy in Toilets

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Guilty Plea by OAP Pervert; Pensioner Admits a Sex Attack on a Schoolboy in Toilets

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Byline: By ADAM JUPP

LURKING in public toilets, pervert pensioner Robert Taylor preyed on a schoolboy celebrating the end of exams.

The 75-year-old was on the prowl in Newcastle's Monument Mall when he targeted his teenage victim on July 4.

Taylor, who has a sex offence record dating back nearly 30 years, followed the boy into the toilets and molested him.

The horrified 16-year-old punched the divorced OAP in the face and ran to find a security guard.

Now Taylor, of Bowes Court, Durham City, is facing jail after admitting the sex assault.

Simon Worthy, prosecuting at Newcastle Magistrates' Court, said the 16-year-old had just finished his GCSE examinations.

"He went to the toilets in the food court at Monument Mall. He was at that location and he mentions feeling uncomfortable because of the presence of the defendant. As a result of that, he left the toilets, without perhaps doing what he intended to do.

"He walked away and stood at the balcony, overlooking the stores and stood there for a time, about 10 metres from the toilets and waited another five minutes, before going back, thinking this would have been long enough for the gentleman to have left. …

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