A Maidstone sex offender who abused a child in Sheerness has been jailed.

Steven Scott was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment, following a trial at Maidstone Crown Court.

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Steven Scott

The court heard that Scott, aged 46, had been left in a position of trust and alone with the victim during September 2020, when the offence took place.

The abuse was reported to Kent Police on 5 December and he was arrested on the following day.

Trial

Scott, of Pudding Lane, Maidstone, pleaded guilty to a charge of sexual activity with a child, but denied a separate charge of rape and was found not guilty for this offence after a trial.

He was sentenced on Tuesday 30 November 2021, when he was added to the sex offenders register, indefinitely, and also made the subject of a sexual harm prevention order. 

Harrowing ordeal

Detective Constable Robert Rivers, of the North Kent Vulnerability Investigation Team, said: ‘Steven Scott has subjected his young victim to a truly harrowing ordeal and no doubt caused immeasurable long-term damage and distress. He knew exactly what he was doing and has exploited a vulnerable person for his own gratification.‘I would like to thank the victim for the tremendous courage they have shown to give evidence and help us ensure Scott is now serving a prison sentence. I do hope this sentence offers some comfort and reassurance to the victim and their family.’

By Ed

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