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Tribute singer Robin Maughan jailed for child sex offences

Robin Maughan Image copyright Leicestershire Police
Image caption Robin Maughan is best known for his Frankie Valli act

A tribute singer has been jailed for 14 years and 10 months for a string of sex offences against children.

Robin Maughan - who is best known for his Frankie Valli act - had sex with a 14-year-old boy and 15-year-old girl and exchanged indecent photos with other children online.

Leicestershire Police believe there could be more victims of the 34-year-old than they know about.

They have encouraged other victims to get in touch.

'Please come forward'

Det Con Rob Waddington, the investigating officer, said: "Officers are here to help and will take all reports seriously, no matter how long ago the offences took place.

"If you have been a victim, please come forward."

Maughan, of Western Avenue, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, admitted 21 offences at Leicester Crown Court.

The offences were:

  • Eleven counts of sexual activity with children between August 2011 and August 2013
  • Two counts of grooming
  • Three counts of possessing indecent images
  • Three counts of distributing indecent images
  • One count of taking indecent images
  • One count of inciting others to send images to him

Police initially started investigating when they received information about his online activity.

They checked his devices and discovered he had been talking to children online, sending sexual images of himself to them and encouraging them to send sexual images of themselves in return.

Police also discovered Maughan had been trading indecent images of children with adults online.

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