Footballer Tyrell Robinson admits sex offence against 14-year-old girl

Former Bradford City footballer Tyrell Robinson

A former Bradford City footballer has been warned he could face jail after he pleaded guilty to a sex offence against a 14-year-old girl.

Tyrell Robinson, 22, admitted engaging in sexual activity with a child, making an indecent image of a child and distributing an indecent image of a child, when he appeared at Bradford Crown Court on Tuesday.

He will be sentenced at a later date.

Robinson, from South Ockendon, Essex, admitted engaging in sexual activity with the teenager in Bradford on August 13 2018.

Tyrell Robinson arrives at Bradford Crown Court Credit: PA

He also entered a guilty plea to making and distributing an indecent image of a child via Snapchat on the same date.

He denied a further charge of distributing an indecent photograph of a child in December 2017, and the court heard the prosecution will not proceed with this count.

The winger, who was sacked by Bradford for gross misconduct after he was charged by police in February, arrived at court wearing a black face mask, white trainers, a dark red coat and cropped, grey, checked trousers.

He was granted bail until his sentencing and was ordered to sign the sex offenders’ register before he left court.

Tyrell Robinson Credit: PA

Judge Jonathan Rose said: “Dealing with you Robinson, you pleaded guilty to all matters save the last count. The prosecution will not seek to try you on that count.

“Your case is now adjourned to be sentenced.”

He continued: “You must not assume that the fact that I’m adjourning sentence and granting you bail is to mean that any particular sentence will be imposed upon you.

“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.”

A second defendant, Korrie Berman, 21, from Essex, pleaded not guilty to five charges of engaging in penetrative sexual activity with a child.

He will go on trial on April 12 next year.