May 2018

Maidstone paedophile who sexually abused two children in 1970s and 80s jailed for 20 years

A paedophile who sexually abused two children more than 30 years ago has been jailed for 20 years.

Charles Stevens, who lived in Maidstone before moving to Hawkers Cove, Padstow, was arrested in March last year after a woman approached Kent Police.

A second woman came forward later last year with further allegations against Stevens and he was charged with non-recent sex offences against two children.

Stevens, 72, denied all the charges – relating to incidents between 1975 and 1986 – but was found guilty by the jury after an eight-day trial.

In addition, he was put on the Sex Offenders’ Register for life.