Sex offender jailed after playing strip card games with children

Graham Roberts has been jailed for 14 years Credit: Sussex Police

A sex offender who played strip card games with two children has been jailed for 14 years.

Graham Stewart, 52, formerly of Spitfire Road, West Malling, routinely abused one of the girls from the mid-1990s until about 2004.

He was sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court, having been convicted of seven counts of indecent assault and five of indecency with a child.

The court heard how Stewart, a former delivery driver, encouraged the girls to play a card game in the back of his van in which they had to remove an item of clothing if they lost.

On another occasion he offered to pay them to touch him inappropriately.