The story of Neil Robinson is spreading through the China blogsphere like wildfire after first appearing as a comment on the China subreddit by a user who stated they’ve known and worked with him for several years at Beijing World Youth Academy, an international school in Beijing.
Robinson is wanted in the UK “in connection with the distribution of indecent images of children and the rape of a child,” according to BBC One Crimewatch site.
UPDATE (2013/04/27): Police announced on Friday that Robinson has turned himself in to Beijing authorities.
In a comprehensive report, That’s Beijing discovered that the school’s Chinese Web site indicates a teacher with the name of Neil Robinson was meant to supervise a 15-day school trip to Denver, Colorado in the winter vacation of January, 2012:
Li Meng, the organizer of the winter camp, told That’s that he is certain that Robinson worked at the school, and that he was indeed scheduled to be a ‘leader’ for the camp but “did not go.”
Afterwards, Li contacted us to retract his statement, saying “the guy left our school a long time ago, several years in fact… the information online [that he was a team leader on the Denver trip] is wrong… many of my colleagues have been asked about this. He is not our employee.”
A spokeswoman for the Beijing World Youth Academy told us she has been working at the school for six months and that there was “no one called Neil currently working at the school.
“If you want to speak to our manager… you’d better call back after May 6,” she added.
Speculation is that Robinson is still in China, due to restrictions on his visa. The Crimewatch site advises anyone with any information as to the whereabouts of Neil Robinson should contact Surrey Police on (+44) 01483 639 862 or Crimestoppers in confidence on (+44) 0800 555 111. Additionally, the Beijing Cream report offered the Beijing Chaoyang District police # at (010) 85953400.
Sources + Additional Reading
- That’s Beijing: ALLEGED BRITISH PEDOPHILE TEACHING IN BEIJING?
- Reddit China: Beware: British Pedophile & Possible Child Rapist At Large In China
- Beijing Cream: A High School In Beijing Employed An Alledged Child Rapist Who Is Still At Large
- Shanghaiist: Alleged British child rapist teaching in Beijing
- BBC One Crimewatch: Neil Robinson