PAEDO ex-Arsenal footballer who had sex with a 14-year-old girl and shared indecent images of a child on Snapchat has today been caged.
Tyrell Robinson, 23, admitted making an indecent image of a child and distributing an indecent image of a youngster.
The winger, who started his career with Arsenal, also pleaded guilty to engaging in sexual activity with a child, in June last year.
The count relates to Robinson having sex with a 14-year-old girl in Bradford in 2018.
Robinson had invited three 14-year-old schoolgirls to his flat for sex, grooming them and plying them with vodka before having sex with one.
He has now been jailed for three-and-a-half years at Bradford Crown Court today.
His co-defendant, Korie Berman, was this afternoon jailed for six years after he admitted five charges of engaging in penetrative sexual activity with a girl aged 14 in 2018.
Judge Richard Mansell, QC, sentencing, told Robinson: “The harm you have caused to the three young girls and their families is considerable.
“It is perfectly clear that you were sexually attracted to one of more of these girls.”
Robinson had befriended one of the victims at a public event the club had expressly warned him not to attend and he began to message her despite knowing she was only 14.
One message read: “I think you are stunning but your age is a killer.”
The two men also joked on Snapchat about being paedophiles.
Robinson, from Essex, was sacked from League Two club Bradford City for gross misconduct in February last year.
The footballer turned delivery driver scored three goals in 23 appearances for the Bantams between 2017 and 2020.
He was sacked by Bryanston, a firm which delivers for Amazon, after The Sun alerted bosses in December.
An inquiry has been launched into how background checks failed.
Robinson came through Arsenal’s academy and moved to West Bromwich Albion, before joining Bradford on a free transfer in August 2017.
The ex-ace, who can play left-back or left-wing, was earmarked for big things under manager Michael Collins.
He made 28 appearances for the club, including 13 league starts, with his final appearance in a 2-0 defeat in August 2018.
He was arrested by police when he was dressed in his City kit just 15 minutes before he was due to kick off at Macclesfield Town away in the EFL Cup.
At the time of Robinson’s arrest, Bradford said in a statement: “Bradford City Football Club has parted company with Tyrell Robinson.
“This comes after West Yorkshire Police confirmed charges had been brought against Robinson, following his arrest in August 2018.
“Robinson has been dismissed from the remainder of his contract on grounds of committing gross misconduct.
“The club will be making no further comment on the matter.
“All options will be open to the judge who deals with your case, and that will very much include the possibility of a prison sentence.”