Apparently Robert Bill was a long time (26 years) member with a Book Study in his home and may have been a pioneer. He is caught and being extradited for his crimes against children.
A JW reports this comment:
“He attended the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Denbigh and held weekly bible studies at his home in St Asaph.
He did regular ministerial work, (in his quest to befriend families with little girls)
We first met him when he and other witnesses were doing their field work/ministry in our area, calling from door to door.
We honestly thought he was a decent fellow and over the months of bible studies he charmed his way into our lives (as he had done with many other families with young children) and befriended us.
We trusted his family, wife , four sons, brother etc... and never realized he had other, sinister, intentions towards our children.
We now consider ourselves and our children very lucky that we declined his frequent offers to take our two little girls to play at his 'retreat'.
It transpired that all along that a large number of the congregation, elders included, actually knew all along that he was a paedophile and molesting young girls , but they managed to keep it secret until Bob became more and more careless with his crimes and was arrested for the attempted abduction of a 5 year old girl.”
Kid rape fugitive is nicked
Paedo held in Morocco
By TOM MORGAN
Published: 11 hrs ago
A PAEDOPHILE who fled Britain has been nicked in Morocco accused of trying to rape a six-year-old girl.
Robert Bill was allegedly chased and caught by locals who heard the girl’s screams.
Reports in the port city of Tetouan said he has confessed to two other rapes — one there and another in nearby Chefchaouen.
Ex-teacher Bill, 59, was already on the run from Spanish cops after allegedly trying to snatch a 12-year-old girl.
Bill, from St Asaph, North Wales, is expected to be tried in Morocco before being extradited to Spain.
The Jehovah’s Witness was jailed for 18 months in 2009 for trying to abduct a five-year-old girl in Holywell, Wrexham, in June 2007.
After he was freed he exploited a loophole in the sex offenders register and emigrated to Spain.
Bill disappeared off the UK radar despite a police warning he was a high-risk offender.
He built a new life as an estate agent near Malaga. Then last November he allegedly tried to bundle a 12-year-old girl into his car. The victim escaped through an unlocked door.
He fled to Morocco when Spanish cops issued an international warrant for his arrest.
Last night Bill’s son Stephen, a 27-year-old window cleaner from Preston, told The Sun: “He deserves everything he gets.
“What he has done wrong is so wrong that it completely overshadows everything else. It was a relief he has been caught.”
Robert Bill: British paedophile on run arrested after allegedly trying to rape girl, 6, in Morocco
He had been trying to evade Spanish detectives, who were hunting him for allegedly trying to bundle a girl into a car
Collared: Evil Robert Bill
A British paedophile who was on the run for sex crimes was caught in North Africa this week after allegedly trying to rape a six-year-old girl.
Pervert Robert Bill, who was freed from prison in the UK last year, was arrested three days ago in Morocco after he was chased down in the port of Tetouan.
Locals are said to have collared Bill, 59, and handed him over to police after they heard his victim screaming.
Reports claim the sex predator was questioned and confessed to a rape in the same city and another in the popular tourist town of Chefchaouen, an hour’s drive south.
Bill had been trying to evade Spanish detectives, who were hunting him for allegedly trying to bundle a 12-year-old schoolgirl into a car in Malaga last November.
Yesterday, his stunned ex-wife Jacqueline, 55, told us: “Good God! I can’t believe there’s even more attacks. I must warn my kids.
“We just did not know he was this person with a double life, he was so good at hiding it.
"He was still lying even when he came out of prison in the UK.”
Shocked: Ex Jacqueline warns he led double life
Bill, a Jehovah’s Witness from St Asaph, North Wales, left Britain last August after finishing two prison sentences.
In 2009, he was jailed for a total of six years for trying to abduct a five-year-old girl in Wrexham in 2007.
He was also found guilty of assaulting a seven-year-old girl and possessing 730 indecent images.
Yet despite telling British police he was emigrating to Spain, Bill slipped off the radar by telling supervision officers he would find accommodation “upon arrival”.
He rented a two-bed cottage in a remote mountain hamlet near Malaga and later got an office job at an estate agent’s on the coast.
North Wales Police confirmed they told the Spanish authorities when Bill left but were powerless to force them to do regular checks or make him register a new address.
Jacqueline added: “I never really knew him. I’m sorry for all the families who have been hurt by his actions.”
How our sister website the Daily Post is reporting the story.
Paedophile Robert Bill arrested in Morocco
St Asaph man behind bars after trying to rape girl, 6
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A paedophile freed from prison in the UK last year has been arrested in Morocco after trying to rape a six-year-old girl.
Pervert Robert Bill vanished after emigrating to Spain despite a police warning he was a "high risk" offender.
Spanish detectives were already hunting him for the attempted abduction of a 12-year-old girl in a Costa del Sol resort weeks after he started his new life in the sun.
Last night he was back behind bars in the northern Moroccan port city of Tetouan after locals stopped him raping his latest target.
He is said to have confessed to two other rapes in the north African country since fleeing there last November when Spanish police identified him as the man who tried to bundle a schoolgirl into a car near Malaga.
Bill, 59, from St Asaph, left Britain last August after finishing two prison sentences for crimes including attempted abduction and indecent assault and moving to the Costa del Sol.
He informed police in the UK he was emigrating - but slipped off the radar after telling supervision officers he would find accommodation "upon arrival."
Spanish police issued an international arrest warrant after the attempted abduction in Velez-Malaga last November.
Former teacher and playground designer Bill is expected to be tried in Morocco before being extradited to Spain.
North Wales Police have confirmed they informed the Spanish authorities when he left Britain - but were powerless to force them to do regular checks on his whereabouts or make him register his new foreign address.
He rented a two-bed cottage in a remote mountain hamlet an hour's drive from Malaga after jetting to Spain - and later got an office job at an estate agent's on the coast.
Locals told how he drove a Peugeot 106 with a 'baby on board' sticker in the back window despite not having a young child.
He disappeared after telling expats he befriended at a pub he had to return to Britain for emergency treatment for a throat problem.
Days later Spanish police revealed they were hunting him after obtaining CCTV footage of him bundling a 12-year-old Romanian youngster into his car.
The schoolgirl only escaped the sex pervert's clutches after escaping through an unlocked door before he sped off with her.
He was arrested in Tetouan on Tuesday after being chased down by locals who heard his six-year-old victim screaming and handed him over to police.
Local reports said he had been questioned - and already confessed - to a rape in the same city and another in the popular tourist town of Chefchaouen an hour's drive south.
Bill was convicted in March 2009 of trying to abduct a five-year-old girl as he cruised around a council estate in Holywell, in June 2007.
He was also found guilty of downloading child porn on his computer and indecently assaulting an eight-year-old girl.
He appealed against his conviction - but changed his plea to guilty shortly before a retrial and admitted breaching a Sex Offences Prevention Order (SOPO) by viewing videos of children on YouTube while on bail.
Recorder of Chester, Judge Elgan Edwards, jailed him for two years for the attempted abduction and six months for breaching the sex offences order.
He said at the time: "The public may have some consolation that when you are released you will be monitored by North Wales Police officers who will help you, and more importantly the children of North Wales will be protected."
Robert Bill – St Asaph/Holywell
21 Thursday Jun 2012
Dangerous paedophile on the run for six months arrested in Morocco
A dangerous paedophile on the run for six months has been arrested in Morocco after he allegedly attempted to abduct a six-year-old girl.
Robert Bill, 58, of St Asaph, was captured after the girl’s cries for help were heard in the north Moroccan city Tetouan as the convicted child molester was chased through the streets by residents who held him as police rushed to the scene.
The ex-teacher – who fled from the Costa del Sol – was wanted by Interpol over the failed abduction of a 12-year-old girl.
Bill was named in local reports following his arrest on Tuesday.
The father of four grown-up sons has convictions for attempted abduction, indecent assault and having indecent images of kids. He had been living in Morocco illegally since early this year, according to reports.
His ex-wife Jacqueline Bill, who has previously branded him “evil” and urged him to give himself up, said she was “glad he’s not out there anymore”.
Mrs Bill, who in 2009 was convicted along with son David of destroying a laptop computer containing scores of indecent images of children in order to protect her depraved former husband, said: “I haven’t heard from him at all since he left the country.
“All I know is what I’ve already been told and I don’t know how much of it is true. I hope for the child’s sake none of it is true, but I wouldn’t be at all surprised if everything that’s been said is true.”
Mrs Bill, who was given a six-month suspended sentence and also ordered to carry out 250 hours of unpaid work for destroying the laptop, added: “In a way it’s good to know he’s in custody.”
Bill, a Jehovah’s Witness, was the subject of an international search and arrest warrant issued by a judge in the southern Spanish town of Velez-Malaga following a daylight attack outside the town’s court buildings last November
CCTV-footage showed the girl narrowly escaping being kidnapped in a Peugeot 106 car owned by Bill.
A manhunt centred on expat communities in the Axarquia area where Bill moved to last August. He had worked as an estate agent before fleeing.
According to local reports Bill is also suspected of the rape of two young Moroccans in Tetouan and Chefchaouen.
Following a police interrogation Bill was brought before a judge in Morocco.
Mrs Bill said in December that her church-going husband was “very plausible” as a “respectable” former teacher, family man and businessman.
“He used us to hide behind. That’s what he did. That’s the worst thing for me – that he convinced us and used us as a shield to carry on his activities,” Mrs Bill said.
November 2012 – Now living in the Malaga area of Spain
St Asaph pervert jailed for trying to snatch girl, five
A 54-YEAR-OLD former teacher, businessman and senior Jehovah’s Witness with “a perverted fascination for young children” was yesterday jailed for six years.
Robert Edward Bill, of The Roe, St Asaph, had been found guilty after separate trials of the attempted abduction of a girl of five at Holywell two years ago, indecently assaulting a seven-year-old girl 10 years ago, and of possessing 730 pornographic images of children.
He was told by Judge Philip Hughes at Caernarfon Crown Court: “The nature of your offending demonstrates you have an unhealthy sexual and predatory interest in young children which despite your convictions you continue to deny.”
Prosecuting, Simon Medland said the five-year-old girl was going home from a playground when Bill, “for malign purposes,” drew up in his car and asked: “Have you seen a cat?”
By chance the girl’s uncle arrived at that moment and her horror-stricken mother, who had been watching from a window, ran down to her.
Mr Medland said Bill had claimed he was trying to fix a problem with his car. A police inquiry revealed that the car had also been driven in an odd manner at Flint that day, stopping when children came into view.
Mr Medland stated that when Bill had a playground equipment company he had been warned off a Towyn holiday park by police after officials there became concerned about his conduct with children.
The barrister said the indecent assault occurred at St Asaph. Although the girl had recalled seeing a camera there was no evidence it had been used.
David Potter, defending, pointed out that the offences did not involve touching, grabbing or coercion.
He said Bill had hoped to return to teaching, but this would now be impossible. He accepted the need for his behaviour to be monitored in future and that his actions had brought fear and suspicion for his family and church.
Judge Hughes imposed a four-year sentence for attempted abduction, one-and-a-half years for indecent assault and six months for possessing the pornographic images, most of which, he said, were of the lowest category.
As he left the dock to begin his sentence Bill embraced his son and kissed his wife’s head as they sat awaiting sentence.
His wife Jacqueline, 51, received a suspended six months jail sentence after she admitted trying to pervert the course of justice by destroying a laptop hard drive, and must do 250 hours unpaid work. Son David, 24, of Mount Road, St Asaph, must do 150 hours unpaid work after also admitting that he tried to pervert the course of justice.
Judge Hughes told them: “I recognise that you were both in a misguided way trying to protect a husband and father.”