July 2017

83-year-old man jailed for historic sex abuse of four boys between 1975 and 1980

An 83-year-old man has been jailed after pleading guilty to historic abuse of children in Medway.

Terrence Matthews, of Heavitree Road, Exeter, was jailed for six and a half years at Maidstone Crown Court on Tuesday July 26.

He was charged with 11 counts of sexually assaulting children between the ages of 11 and 15 years old between 1975 and 1980.

The court heard how Matthews abused four boys over a number of years in separate incidents who lived within the Medway towns and Sittingbourne.