Statement from rape victim of Donald Robertson – Slough
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Following an investigation by Thames Valley Police’s Major Crime Review Team, Donald Robertson, aged 66, formerly of Slough, was convicted at court today (17/5) of kidnap and rape of a teenage girl in July 1981.
During the same trial, Robertson was also convicted of the murder, indecent assault and false imprisonment of Shani Warren at Taplow Lake on 17 April 1987.
The following statement is released by Thames Valley Police on behalf of the victim of the rape in Slough, who was 16-years-old at the time.
The victim said: “It’s been almost a year since the investigation was reopened, and to relive that dreadful night has been very distressing.
“The weeks leading up to the trial have been very traumatic for myself and my family, but with their support I found the courage and strength that I didn’t have as a 16-year-old to pursue the case against the monster that put my life in turmoil.
“I am grateful for the support and empathy of the officers dealing with the investigation, and leading to the conviction of the accused.
“Justice has been done and I can finally get some closure. So to anyone that finds themselves in a similar situation, don't be afraid to ask for help, be strong and with your courage and the right support you will get through the trauma.”