AN EVIL clown who entertained kids as “Bobby Bubbles” has been jailed for 14 years for raping an underage girl.
Vile Robert Jamieson, 49, repeatedly abused his victim who was under 13 at the time, a court heard.
The professional clown regularly performed in family homes across Hull and East Yorkshire.
Jamieson, of Hull, East Yorks., pleaded not guilty but was convicted by a jury of ten sex offences against the same girl after a trial at Sheffield Crown Court
Judge Roger Thomas QC sentenced Jamieson to 14 years behind bars and an extended licence period of one year.
The girl “thought she was in love” with Jamieson and refused to co-operate with an initial police investigation, the court was told.
She only reported the abuse after becoming a mother and having a daughter of her own.
Prosecutor Gurdial Singh said: “It’s the fact that she could then relate to her daughter and bring that back to what happened to her and made her think about what had occurred.
“That’s what caused her to come forward. She thought ‘I don’t want this to happen to my daughter’.”
Jamieson had befriended and groomed the girl before sexually abusing her.
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When Jamieson was arrested and interviewed, he “denied all the allegations from first to last” and called them “lies”.
The paedophile came into daily contact with children, attending parties and visiting schools across the region.
He was once hailed as “Hull’s own Batman” after vowing to rid the city of the “killer clown” craze that swept the nation in 2016.