Paedophile jailed for 14 years for sex offences

Robert Bustard
Robert Bustard

A Jacksdale paedophile has been jailed for 14 years after admitting a series of sex offences against two boys.

Robert Andrew Bustard, 25, of Wagstaff Lane, Jacksdale, had admitted five counts of rape of a boy aged under 13, two counts of inciting a boy aged under 16 to engage in sexual activity and making indecent images of children.

He had also been convicted of supplying of a class B drug.

Appearing at Nottingham Crown Court on Tuesday September 30, he was jailed for 14 years, and will serve another six years on licence.

He has also been placed on the sex offenders’ register for life.

Detective Superintendent Helen Lambert, who led the investigation, said: “Bustard is a dangerous individual who targeted young boys and took advantage of them in the worst way possible.

“His victims have shown tremendous bravery but we are conscious of the impact that this has had on these young people and their families.

“The custodial sentence reflects the danger Bustard poses to children and it will remove the risk of harm to the public for a significant period.”