Gravesend Pedo jailed for 11 years

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A sex offender from Gravesend who abused a child for over four years has been sentenced to 11 years’ imprisonment.

Stefan Turner pleaded guilty to raping a child under 13, causing a child to engage in sexual activity and two counts of sexual assault between January 2014 and August 2018.

He was sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court on Thursday 12 December 2019.

The 27-year-old was arrested in September 2019, after he voluntarily attended a police station to admit his crimes.

Turner was also given an additional licence period of one year and was added to the sex offenders’ register indefinitely.

PC Zoe Langdale of the North Kent Vulnerable Investigation Team said: `Turner targeted his victim from a young age and then went on to systematically abuse the child over a number of years. The damage he has caused is immeasurable and he is now facing the consequences of his appalling actions.

‘We have a team of specialist officers who work relentlessly to ensure that offenders like Turner are brought to justice. Anyone who reports abuse is treated with the utmost sensitivity and care by our officers and we encourage victims to have the courage to come forward.’