Clockwise from top left: Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Sexual offences are up 21 per cent in Kent in just a year, with an offence committed every two and a half hours. There were 3, sexual offences recorded by Kent Police in the year to September , figures out today show. This was up 21 per cent on the 12 months before. Listed below are the sex offenders jailed by the courts in the last 6 months September January for their sick crimes in Kent.
Carl Windsor A paedophile who travelled from Norwich to Surrey with the intention of sexually abusing a child was jailed for six years. Carl Windsor, 29, from Norwich, travelled to Oxted in Surrey to meet with a man he had been talking with online, and with the intention of abusing a five-year-old girl. On Friday 22 January he was intercepted by officers from Kent Police who had been investigating him. He was arrested and taken into custody.
Carl Windsor A joint investigation with Lancashire Police was launched when allegations arose that Windsor had sexually abused a nine-year-old girl.
Windsor initially denied the offences, but later pleaded guilty to sexual assault and arranging or facilitating the commission of a child sex offence.
He also admitting downloading indecent images of children. He was jailed for 6 years on January William Gravenor A Canterbury man who carried out a number of sexual assaults on children was jailed for 16 years.
William Gravenor, years-old, of Drying Shed Lane, was sentenced at Canterbury Crown Court on Thursday 22 December after pleading guilty to eight offences relating to rapes and assaults of children he had known.
Following an investigation, officers identified three victims, who had all been abused as children by Gravenor over different periods of time since the s. Gravenor was sentenced to 16 years and must also spend an additional four years on licence. Kent Police A year-old man from Crundale, Canterbury was jailed for four years after admitting to multiple sex offences involving children between and Darren Bullows pleaded guilty at Canterbury Crown Court on Thursday 3 November to two charges of sexual assault of a child, two charges of possessing an indecent photograph of a child and two charges of taking an indecent photograph of a child.
Bullows was sentenced to four years in prison on Friday 16 December Kent Police A year-old man was sentenced to five years in prison after raping a woman in Margate.
Read More An Afghan shopkeeper says 'we are not all the same' after four are jailed for Ramsgate gang rape The incident took place in a flat in Tivoli Road on Sunday 28 December between 4am and 6am. Murphy had met the victim that evening. Murphy was arrested after the victim reported the incident to the police that day. He was charged on 6 April Malcolm Curtis Malcolm Curtis was jailed for 16 years after repeatedly sexually abusing a girl at a home in Ramsgate during the s.
The year-old's crimes were brought to light after his victim came forward and reported them to police in December Officers made the sickening discovery of black underwear, similar to a pair Curtis forced his victim to wear during the abuse he inflicted on her, during a search of his home.
Kent Police Vile year-old Leslie Girdlestone was jailed on November 1 for "despicable" sexual offences against several children in the Ashford area in Girldestone, of Cherlton Road, Folkestone, was jailed for 24 years with a further six on licence. Kent Police Samuel King and another man were jailed on November 3 for an "extremely violent attack" on a young woman in Canterbury on May 24 this year.
King, 25, was jailed for nine years for attempting to rape a year-old woman who was walking alone near Canterbury Lane after a night out. The pair followed the woman through the city to Dane John Gardens where she was attacked. Her screaming alerted a member of the public to the attack. The other man was found guilty of attempted robbery and possession of a knife in a public place. Kent Police Richard Chapman, 52, was arrested by officers from the paedophile online investigation team at a London pub on July He was charged with two counts of arranging the commission of a child sex offence and nine counts of distributing indecent images of children.
On November 4 he pleaded guilty at Maidstone Crown Court and was sentenced to four years and six months. He was also given an extended licence of 10 years. Kent Police Ronald Bartholomew of Scarborough, North Yorkshire, raped two young girls and threatened to 'kill them' if they told anyone. He was jailed on November 8 for 18 years at Maidstone Crown Court. Monstrous Bartholomew pleaded guilty to two historic charges of rape and nine charges of indecent assault dating back to the s and s in the Chatham and Rochester areas.
A sexual harm prevention order was made and his name will appear on the sex offenders' register for life. Batholomew was also ordered to serve one year on license. Kent Police This Gravesend pensioner may die behind bars after being jailed for the sexual abuse of a girl which began when she was just five years old. Lawrence Asbury, of Marks Square, was jailed for 10 years with another year on licence on November 11 for the historic sexual abuse which began in and continued until his victim was 12 years old.
He admitted one charge of sexual assault, one of indecency with a child, two of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, five of taking indecent photos of a child, and one of possessing indecent photos of a child.
Asbury was arrested in December after the girl spoke up about what happened to her, and he was charged the following May. Kent Police This man was jailed on November 23 after travelling from Chatham to Queensborough to meet an year-old girl for sex.
Gibson was arrested by officers on September A sexual harm prevention order was also made for 10 years and Gibson was placed on the Sex Offenders' Register for life.
Stephen Port A serial killer with a sick sexual fetish for drugging his victims was found guilty of murdering four men, including Gravesend's Daniel Whitworth. Stephen Port, 41, drugged his victims with GHB before raping and murdering them and dumping their bodies near his flat. The Old Bailey heard how Port had a sexual fetish for 'Twinks', young gay men with boyish looks.
Port was jailed for life on November Kent Police A man who ''bullied and groomed'' a child to ''fulfill his own sexual desires'' was jailed for 16 months in October. He appeared at Maidstone Crown Court on Tuesday 16 August where he pleaded guilty to charges of sexual activity with a child, inciting a child to engage in sexual exploitation and making indecent images.
Detective Constable Mark Bennett said: He has now been brought to justice for this and in doing so we have been able to protect children from him. After initially denying the offences he was found guilty on September 2 at Canterbury Crown Court of 16 counts of rape, indecency with children, indecent assault and possessing child sex images. On top of his 20 year sentence he will serve a further five on licence. Gary Teague year-old foster carer, Gary Teague, from Ramsgate, pleaded guilty to two counts of making an indecent photo of a child.
Teague, who lived near Canterbury, pleaded not guilty to two counts of abusing a position of trust by causing or inciting a child to engage in a sexual activity and two counts of recording another person doing a private act for his own sexual gratification.
He was sentenced to two years and three months at Canterbury Crown Court on September After raping a child on various occasions when aged between three and 10, Rea also admitted that he had sexually abused another child when they were aged between four and 14 years old. Rea pleaded guilty to five charges of child rape and three of sexual assault against a child. Reid, 36, was found guilty of three counts of rape and two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm between and Investigating officer, Detective Sergeant Daniel Aylett, said: Kent Police Three men were sentenced for raping and sexually assaulting an unconscious girl at a birthday party.
Jamie Leppard, 19, of Sword Grove, Wainscott, Tommy Conway, 19, of no fixed address, and Harry Ludlow, 21, went to a house with the year-old victim and her friend on Saturday, March 14 The victim had been to a birthday party in Medway and later she and a friend met up with Leppard, who was also joined by Conway and Ludlow.
The group went to a house to continue drinking, and Leppard led the victim upstairs to a bedroom. Leppard was then seen raping the victim, who had become unconscious and unaware what was happening.
Conway and Ludlow were seen to encourage Leppard's actions and also sexually assaulted the victim at the same time. Leppard was sentenced to eight years in jail on Monday, August 1, at Maidstone Crown Court after being convicted in June of raping the victim. Tommy Conway, aged 19, of no fixed address, was sentenced to two years and five months in jail after denying two offences of sexual assault. Harry Ludlow, aged 21, of Leeward Road, Rochester, admitted one charge of sexual assault.
For that and four offences of sexual activity with a child in another trial he was sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court in October to a community order with sex offender treatment after serving the equivalent of a two-and-a-half year sentence on remand.
He will be on the sex offenders' register for five years and barred from working with children or vulnerable adults. Michael Hindry and Paula Kitchenham Image: Kent Police A former couple who carried out sexual offences against children in Ashford during the s were jailed. He was found guilty of eight counts of indecent assault on a female and four counts of gross indecency with a child under Hindry's ex-partner Paula Kitchenham, 60, was found guilty of taking part in some of the abuse, the latter four counts of gross indecency with a child under 14 and was sentenced to six years in prison.
An investigation was launched by Kent Police after a woman reported she had been abused by Hindry when she was a young girl. A second victim came forward with similar claims, but added that Kitchenham had carried out the abuse too. In both cases the abuse was stopped when the victims reached puberty. Ronald Hayes Ronald John Hayes was jailed after admitting sexually abusing a child in the s.
Hayes, 85, was sentenced to four years behind bars after pleading guilty to historic sex offences against children. Hayes, of Plough Lane, Whitstable , assaulted a girl between and Kent Police Derek Bridger from Tunbridge Wells was jailed for 12 years after being convicted of historic child sex offences.
He repeatedly abused and raped his victim over a sustained period during the s. The offences were committed at a number of locations in and around the Tunbridge Wells area.
The year-old was arrested in April after the victim reported the crimes to Kent Police. At Maidstone Crown Court Bridger denied all charges against him and the case went to trial, by jury. Bridger was found guilty of two counts of rape, three counts of indecent assault against a child and a further offence of gross indecency against a child.
On August 19, Bridger was given an extended sentence of 16 years - 12 years in prison and a further four years on licence. What to do if you've been a victim If you've been a victim of a sexual assault, there are a number of specialist teams who can provide advice and support.
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