57-year-old man is imprisoned for raping a teen boy


Robert Kinsella was sentenced to eight years in prison after grooming and raping the 13-year-old who was in the area for a gay pride event and later raped him as they met again at the party. Exeter Crown Court heard during the four-day trial that after leaving the party together to purchase more alcohol, Kinsella groomed him into going back to his house. The pair later returned to the party, where the 13-year-old reportedly went to bed only to have Kinsella follow and attempt to join him. Other guests reportedly worried for the boy and tried to protect him. Prosecutor Virginia Cornwall told the jury that the 13-year-old told Kinsella to stop and that he was embarrassed by the incident. The boy had recently told his friends that he was gay, and he was visiting to attend Exeter’s Gay Pride event the next day, he had not had sex before the incident. The 13-year-old did not originally report the incident, which prosecutor Cornwall said was caused by feelings of shame. However, the boy reported it to police a few months later after he turned 14 and Kinsella began to contact him again.


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