November 2019

Sixteen years imprisonment for Herne Bay man found guilty of raping girl

Sixteen years imprisonment has been handed to a Herne Bay man found guilty of raping a girl.

Howard Hammond-Edgar subjected the victim to serious abuse, some of which took place more than five years ago.

Following his arrest officers uncovered more than 2,500 indecent images and videos stored across 13 separate pieces of hardware, most of which were encrypted.

The 65-year-old, formerly of Herne Bay, was found guilty of two counts of rape and admitted a further seven sexual offences committed against the victim. He also admitted six counts of making an indecent photograph.

He was sentenced at Canterbury Crown Court on Friday 29 November 2019