January 2020

Crowborough man jailed for raping young girl

A Crowborough man who raped a six-year-old girl has been jailed

William Harris, also known as William Elliott, of Aldervale Cottages, Crowborough, was handed a 13-and-a-half year prison sentence, with an extended licence supervision requirement of a further three years, at Lewes Crown Court 

The 29-year-old handyman had pleaded guilty at a previous hearing to raping the girl and with making the most serious category of indecent images, of the same girl.

Police said his pleas of not guilty to another count of rape and to one of sexual touching, both against the same girl, were accepted by the court.