A man alleged to have exposed himself in front of a child in Mereworth, near Maidstone, has been charged and remanded in custody.

Kent Police was called at 11.35am on Saturday 1 May 2021 to a report of an incident near a play area off Butchers Lane. It is alleged a man approached a child and then indecently exposed himself.

At around 3.40pm officers arrested a man aged 49, from Mereworth. He was later charged with engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child.

The man appeared before Maidstone Magistrates’ Court on Monday 3 May and was remanded in custody until his next hearing which will be at Maidstone Crown Court on 1 June.

Anyone with information which may assist this investigation is asked to call Kent Police on 01622 604100, quoting reference 46/YY/2068/21. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or by using the online form.

By Ed