I sat there listening to the history of his abuse to the 5 other victims. He accepted he knew them, as there were photos to prove it. With me, no photos. I and my brothers are liars, crooks, conmen trying to get compensation. He repeatedly said he did not know us and did not know where we lived. I sat listening, getting angrier, hearing what he had done to the lads, going into detail of the abuse. I was gutted. I felt very angry and very guilty that if I had stood up when I was 11, these lads would not be here now.
Lies, lies and even more lies. That is what was being put forward by this priest, or should I say bastard. In the end, the prosecution sat down and Miss B, the defence, stood up. I can only say now, what I said then; I think she was on our side. She handed him over to the jury. He had no defence. His actions over the last 50 years were indefensible.
I could not believe my ears. We then spent a half day listening to the Judge doing his summing up. I sat there in the front row, less than 8 feet away from Robinson. I listened with disbelief that any human being could use, abuse and rape children. I found it very hard to hear what this man had done for 54 years. I was truly shocked. I just sat there shaking my head.
The Judge adjourned till tomorrow Thursday.