November 2017

Child rapist sentence to 24 years

A child rapist who sexually assaulted four very young girls over a seven-year period has been jailed for more than 20 years.

Paedophile James Barrett, 65, of Louvain Road in Greenhithe, was found guilty of 19 charges including child rape, child sexual assault, sexual activity with a child and causing a child to watch a sexual act.

Barrett’s abuse took place at his home, and at an address in Bexley. The victims were aged under 13.

The police were first contacted on May 29, and Barrett was arrested and charged the next day.

Barrett was found guilty after a five-day trial at Woolwich Crown Court and jailed for 24 years.