June 2018

Man jailed for sexual offences against a young girl

A man is starting a 12-year prison sentence for a series of sexual offences in Hastings against a young girl.

Kenneth Mann, 43, a plasterer, now of Seafield Road, Fareham, Hants, was sentenced at the Old Bailey on Monday, June 25.

He had been convicted at Hove Crown Court on March 24 of the rape and sexual assault of the girl, and of inciting her to commit an act of gross indecency.

He was acquitted of further alleged offences against the girl of indecency with a child, sexual assault, and indecent assault

Mann will also be a registered sex offender for life and was given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order to last indefinitely, prohibiting him from any contact with the victim.