October 2018

Maidstone pensioner jailed for child sex abuse

Kenneth Lewis was jailed for 10 years for historic sex offences (4751103)

A man who sexually abused a child more than seven years ago has been jailed.

Kenneth Lewis was convicted of non-recent child sex offences committed in the Maidstone area between 2005 and 2011.

Lewis, of York Road, Maidstone targeted a young child victim on multiple occasions.

He was arrested in May 2017 and later charged with causing a child to engage in sexual activity, engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child and sexual touching of a child.

The 71-year-old denied the charges but was convicted after a five-day trial at Maidstone Crown Court.

Lewis was sentenced today Thursday to 10 years in prison. He will also be subject to a sexual harm prevention order and remain on the sex offenders register for an indefinite period.