Child sex attacker jailed for Milton Keynes crimes

Robert Parrish jailed for sex attacks on young girls
Robert Parrish jailed for sex attacks on young girls

A travelling electrician has been jailed for more than six years after admitting to a string of sex attacks on young girls.

Robert Parrish, 50, from Lincolnshire, sexually assaulted children across the north of England between July and September last year - including Milton Keynes.

He also targeted girls in Lincolnshire, Hull, Peterborough, Whittlesey and Stevenage.

Parrish pleaded guilty to four counts of exposure, five counts of sexual assault of a child aged 13 or under, two counts of voyeurism and one count of sexual assault of a girl aged under 13.

The tradesman worked at holiday homes across the country, Huntingdon Crown Court was told.

He was only stopped thanks to a courageous young man who apprehended him as he tried to flee the scene of an assault in east Hull.

“We will all feel a lot safer now knowing he is in prison,” said the mother of the man who helped send Parrish to prison.

“It was a terrible thing that happened and it has really affected my son, it’s something that still worries him.

“I want this man named and shamed for what he has done and so parents can be aware of what happened.”

Parrish received a four year sentence for a sexual assault in Peterborough on August 3 last year and four years for a sexual assault in Hull on September 1 last year. These sentences will run concurrently.

He received a further 12 months in custody for another six sexual assaults, ten months for five exposures, and four months for two offences of voyeurism, all to run concurrently, taking the total sentence to six years and two months.

Parrish also received a sexual offences prevention order, which prohibits him from going near areas frequented by children or having unsupervised contact with under 16s.

He was placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register indefinitely. His internet usage will also be monitored.