November 2015

Vile paedophile given 14 years for rape & abuse of young girl

Andrew Fluke

A man who raped a seven-year old girl and assaulted another has been sentenced to 14 years in jail.

Andrew Fluke, 47, unemployed, of Rosslyn Avenue, Shoreham-by-Sea, was jailed at Hove Crown Court after being found guilty of four sexual offences involving children and pleading guilty to two others.

He had been found guilty of:

  • Two counts of sexual assault on a female child in 2006

  • Inciting the same child to engage in sexual activity

  • Rape of a different female child in 2012 in a trial between October 19 and October 28

  • He also groomed children online and viewed child abuse images

During the trial he had changed his plea to guilty in respect of multiple occasions of inciting children on internet social media to engage in sexual activity and possession of indecent images.

The court heard that Fluke committed the offences after meeting the children through relationships he had had with women connected to them.

In sentencing him to 14 years along with a five year period of extended licence, His Honour Judge Charles Kemp said that he “poses a risk to the public and abused his position of trust in the most despicable way”.

Judge Kemp went on to say: “He is a sexual predator and a risk to young children.”

An indefinite risk of sexual harm order was granted.