May 2018

Sevenoaks paedophile has been found guilty of raping two young girls

A man who abused two young girls over seven years has been jailed.

Joginder Mahay, 51 and of St Johns Hill in Sevenoaks, subjected his victims to years of abuse, but continued to deny his crimes throughout the course of the trial.

He was found guilty by a jury of six charges of rape, eight charges of indecent assault, one charge of digital penetration and two charges of sexual activity with a child.

Mahay started to abuse the two girls in Gravesend between 2000 and 2007, when they were aged just seven and nine years old.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Fleur Hardie said: “Mahay subjected these girls to years of abuse and thought he could get away with these offences.

“Even when the abuse was reported he continued to deny the offences and put the girls and their families through the difficulty of a trial. 

“I’d like to commend their bravery in speaking up and helping to ensure this man pays for the crimes he committed. 

“I’d encourage anyone who has been abused, or is being abused, to report it to us.

Following the trial, which ended on March 6, it took the jury just five hours to find Mahay guilty of the charges.

He was jailed for 18 years today (May 18) at Maidstone Crown Court.

He will serve an additional five years under the terms of an extended sentence. 

He was put on the Sex Offenders’ Register for life and handed a Sexual Harm Prevention Order.