A Northfleet man has been jailed for 13 years after abusing a young girl.
Michael Anderson, 52-years-old, from Haynes Road, was caused at Maidstone Crown Court of oral rape, inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and five counts of sexual assault.
Anderson was also charged with causing a child to watch a sexual act and making indecent images of children.
He was arrested on May 20, 2012 but denied all allegations but was later re-arrested where indecent images were found by officers from Kent Police.
Investigating officer Detective Constable, Fleur Hardie of Kent Police, said: "I hope this sentence reinforces the point that Kent Police supports all victims, and their families, involved in such despicable crimes. We will investigate thoroughly and do our best to put offenders before the courts."
He's the local boy who's a dancing legend - but today, Dartford's Len Goodman made a surprise appearance at a Day Centre in Northfleet - not to dazzle with his fancy footwork, but to have a sing-a-long.
He was visiting a group which has been nominated for a National Lottery Award, and he wasted no time in getting stuck in to numbers like "Rock around the clock".
David Johns went to meet him as well as song club founder Stuart Brown, Heather Pickering from Gravesham Choral Society, and Natasha Brown from the National Lottery Awards.
Video: A group of mothers from Northfleet have been dealt a blow in their campaign to find out why so many babies born in the same street have been diagnosed with a rare bowel disease.
Work is underway in Kent to restore a harbour which was once used by the Romans, the Vikings and the Elizabethans. The site has silted up over recent decades but volunteers are now attacking the weeds with diggers. David Johns has more.
A Victorian tourist attraction in Kent which was thought to be lost forever has been rediscovered just as the site was being bulldozed for development. The land owner insists no harm will come to the relics but local enthusiasts are not convinced. David Johns reports.
Two teenagers have been charged with the murder of a 29-year-old man who was found with stab wounds following a disturbance.
James Green died in Northfleet on Thursday.
Tommy Presley, 18, of Bankside, and a 17-year-old youth from Gravesend,will appear at Dartford Magistrates' Court tomorrow.
Police have released the name of a 29-year-old man who was found suffering from stab wounds in Northfleet in Kent on Thursday night. James Green also from Northfleet sadly died as a result of his injuries.
A 17-year-old man and an 18-year-old man. both from Gravesend, are still in police custody in connection with his death.
Kent Police have arrested two men from Gravesend aged 17 and 19 on suspicion of murder. Officers were called to Holly Court in Northfleet at 11pm on the night of Thursday 21 June after reports of a disturbance. They found a 29-year-old man with life threatening injuries. He died at the scene.
A post mortem examination is expected to take place this afternoon. Officers believe the teenagers and the dead man knew each other.
The area remains cordoned off for forensic work to continue. Road diversions are in place because the road is closed at the Fisherman Hill junction with Ford Road.
Officers investigating the death of a man found by the side of the River Thames in Northfleet, Kent, have issued an appeal. Barrie Buxton, 69, was found on May 16 and his death is not thought to be suspicious. But detectives want to trace his whereabout in the days leading up to his death.
Detective Inspector Ivan Beasley said: 'We are trying to build a picture of Mr Buxton's movements in the days leading to his death. Anyone who may have seen him on Tuesday 15 May, or the morning of Wednesday 16 May, please contact us."
Contact Kent Police on 101 quoting reference KP-20120516-0780