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Child Predator Assaults Another Child

Toddler sexually assaulted at Chuck E. Cheese's
Toddler sexually assaulted at Chuck E. Cheese’s

Sex Offender Assaulted Toddler In Chuck E. Cheese’s

ENGLEWOOD – Police are investigating an alarming case of child sex assault at a restaurant designed for kids.

Englewood police say a convicted child predator made a toddler perform sexual acts inside the Chuck E. Cheese’s off West Hampden Avenue. Robert Weber, 43, was arrested last month. He has a criminal history involving children. According to police, Weber went to the Englewood Chuck E. Cheese on Nov. 20 with his daughter and befriended a dad who was there with his 3-year old girl.

Detectives say Weber told the other dad he would watch the girls and took the 3-year-old to an elevated tube where he made her perform sex acts on him. The father did not know Weber was a registered sex offender who wasn’t allowed to be near children. Detectives say Weber violated protection orders by not only going to Chuck E. Cheese’s but by bringing his daughter, too.

He may never have been arrested if it wasn’t for a photo booth picture the two fathers and daughters took together. The victim’s dad showed police who later identified the convicted predator.

Investigators are looking into why Weber had his young daughter with him. They opened a case with human services to investigate Weber’s family. Police say they may have allowed him to be near children knowing he wasn’t supposed to be.

The prosecutor’s office says they take protection orders very seriously, and there are serious penalties for people who violate them. Weber has a conviction for sex assault on a child from more than a decade ago. Jefferson County also has a pending case for the same charge. Law enforcement officials asked 9NEWS not to use his pictures, saying he may be tied to additional cases.

Chuck E. Cheese’s has measures in place to protect children and customers. Matching hand stamps allow employees to know who customers come in and leave with.

Weber faces charges for sex assault on a child, violating his protective orders and for being an habitual offender.

Child Predator Sentenced

Alastair Carswell
Alastair Carswell

Child abuse ‘predator’ gets 14 years in jail

A BANGOR man has been jailed for sexually abusing six children over a 17-year period.

Last Friday (28th) Alastair Carswell was sentenced to 14 years for what was described as ‘predator activity’ involving victims aged between seven and 16.

Carswell (48) is originally from Bangor, though court records currently give his address as HMP Maghaberry, and all of his victims were from the North Down area. He was sentenced to seven years in prison followed by seven years on licence for a total of 25 charges, including multiple indecent assaults, that took place between 1995 and 2012.

Friday’s Crown Court sitting in Belfast heard that three of the 48-year-old’s victims had endured long-term effects from ‘sustained periods of abuse’ suffered at Carswell’s hands. Three of the victims were targeted on a single occasion but the others, two boys and a girl, were abused over a prolonged period.

When Carswell was arrested and questioned about the abuse last year he denied his victims’ claims, branding them malicious. But during last week’s court sitting the judge described Carswell as ‘controlling and willing to exercise control over others’ and stated some of the offending had a ‘pre-meditated nature’.

A defense lawyer told the court that Carswell intends to comply with probation after his release from prison, and that the 48 year old wants to try to get back some semblance of his life.