September 2016

Paedophile who raped & molested children as young as 3 is jailed


A paedophile who raped and molested children as young as three over the course of several years has been locked up.

Clifford Rea, of Penshurst Road, Bidborough, Tunbridge Wells, repeatedly raped one child from the age of three, until they turned 10.

He also sexually abused another child when they were aged between four and 14 years old.

The 71-year-old pleaded guilty to five charges of child rape and three of sexually assaulting a child.

He was sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court to 10 years behind bars.

The offences, described as “extremely distressing” by investigating officer Detective Constable Naomi Moore, took place in Sittingbourne.

DC Moore continued: “I would like to commend the victims in their bravery.

“Kent Police will always take reports of sexual crime seriously, no matter how historic, and I would encourage anyone who may have been subject to such behaviour to get in touch with us and to feel confident that any reports will be taken seriously and dealt with in a sensitive manner.”