September 2017

Brighton child rapist held in prison to await sentence

A child rapist faces a prison sentence after he admitted nine sex offences against six girls when he appeared at Hove Crown Court.

Lewes Harby, 20, admitted four counts of raping a 12-year-old girl, one count of raping a 13-year-old girl, sexually assaulting girls aged 13, 14 and 15, and meeting a 15-year-old girl for sex after grooming.

Harby, an unemployed former student at City College – now the Greater Brighton Met – pleaded guilty to the nine charges before Judge Jeremy Gold last Thursday 

The offences involved girls from Brighton, Lancing and Newhaven.

Sussex Police said that Harby, of Railway Road, Newhaven, systematically sexually exploited his victims.

He was remanded in custody for sentencing on Friday 29 September.