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Northfleet pervert jailed for sexual abuse of young girl

Published August 5, 2013 by misty534

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A perverted Northfleet man has been jailed for 13 years after he was found guilty of sexually abusing a young girl.


Michael Anderson, 52, of Haynes Road in Northfleet, was convicted by a jury at Maidstone Crown Court of one offence of oral rape, one of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, five counts of sexual assault, one of engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child, two of causing a child to watch a sexual act and two of making indecent images of children.


The court was told that in May last year, the young girl revealed the extent of the abuse she had been subjected to by Anderson, which included making her watch pornographic programmes on TV and his laptop, sexual touching and forcing her to perform a sex act on him.


Anderson was arrested by officers from Kent Police on May 20, 2012, and during interview he denied all allegations. He was later arrested again and interviewed after a number of indecent images of children were found on his computer.


Det Con Fleur Hardie said: “This was a particularly heinous crime in which Anderson chose not to admit what he had done, which was a persistent abuse of a young girl who at times was forced to perform sex acts on this man. Not only did he deny these claims, but attempted to brand the victim a liar and then prolong the agony by way of a trial.

“I would like to praise the bravery of the victim for not only speaking up and telling an adult about what had happened, but then having to re-tell the horrendous ordeal in interview. She showed true bravery, courage and character which meant this man will now spend a long time behind bars.

“I respect the judge’s sentence in this case and hope it allows the victim to able to move on with her life and do her best to put this horrible episode behind her.

“I hope this sentence reinforces the point that Kent Police supports all victims, and their families, involved in such despicable crimes. We will investigate thoroughly and do our best to put offenders before the courts.”


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Gravesend child sex beast Michael Anderson jailed for 13 years

Published August 2, 2013 by misty534

Michael Anderson, 52, jailed for 13 years for sex offences

A pervert who used force to sexually abuse a young girl has been jailed for 13 years.

Michael Anderson was told by a judge: “There was a persistent campaign. You gave no thought of any harm you might be doing to her.”

The 52-year-old, of Haynes Road, Gravesend, was convicted of one offence of oral rape, five of sexual assault, one of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, one of engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child, two of causing a child to watch a sexual act and two of making indecent images of children.
Maidstone Crown Court heard the abuse was revealed last year after the victim told her sister that Anderson had “fiddled” with her and made her watch pornographic DVDs.
She made further disclosures in police interviews and told how Anderson held her arms to prevent her from moving as he committed a sex act on her.
“She repeatedly told him to stop,” said prosecutor Dominic Connolly. “Eventually, he did.”
On another occasion, he forced her to shave his private parts after she refused. He also made her perform a sex act on him.
Mr Connolly said Anderson showed the girl film clips of adults having sex.
When arrested, his computer was seized and pictures of pre-pubescent girls at the lowest level of one were discovered.
Anderson denied all the allegations and claimed he had no knowledge of the indecent images on the computer.
Judge Charles Byers told Anderson: “Not only did you rape her orally, you did it forcibly. You had subjected her to a varied and persistent campaign of abuse.
“Some of it was of a humiliating nature. You also made her watch pornographic material. She must have been both confused and frightened when this was going on.
“One can only hope she will not have long term effects from your abuse. You performed these acts upon her for your own sexual gratification.”
The judge added: “You have shown no remorse and you sought to defend yourself by branding her a liar. I take into consideration your good character.”
A sexual offences prevention order was imposed and Anderson’s name will appear on the sex offenders’ register for life.


 Kent Online