Warped pensioner is jailed

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Graham Kemp is beginning a prison sentence of more than five years

A man convicted of sexual offences against young girls has been jailed for more than five years.

At Canterbury Crown Court Graham Kemp, 71, from Gosselin Street in Whitstable, was found guilty of indecently assaulting a child between 2002 and 2004.

Before his trial he pleaded guilty to one count of indecent assault and one of indecency against a second victim in the late 1990s.

An investigation was launched after the incidents were reported to Kent Police in 2015. Kemp was arrested in 2016 and later charged.

Investigating officer Det Con Claire Baker said: “Crimes like this are understandably distressing for the victims and I’d like to thank them for coming forward so many years later.

“They showed great courage in giving evidence which has seen Kemp jailed.

“Kent Police takes all allegations of sexual offences extremely seriously, no matter how long ago they took place. I would like to reassure anyone suffering the painful burden of an unreported offence that they will be treated with the utmost care and understanding.

“Our dedicated team of officers will do everything possible to seek justice.”

At Canterbury Crown Court Kemp was sentenced to a five years and three months in prison. He was also made the subject of a sexual harm prevention order restricting his access to children and computers indefinitely.

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