Sex offender jailed for 19 years

A child molester has been jailed for 19 years after he was convicted of a string of sexual offences.

Sex offender jailed for nineteen years

Enrico Thor Korsche has been jailed for nineteen years Credit: Kent Police

A child molester has been jailed for 19 years after he was convicted of a string of sexual offences.

Enrico Thor Korsche, 57, of no fixed address, was imprisoned by a judge at Maidstone Crown Court on 16 September after he was found guilty of three offences of rape, six counts of indecent assault and one of indecency with a child.

The offences took place in Swanscombe between 1999 and 2006. Korsche targeted two young girls, one who was just two years old when the abuse began, and repeatedly assaulted them.

His crimes only came to light in 2011 when one of the victims confided in her teaching assistant that she thought she had been abused when she was younger.

During the investigation into these offences, the second victim came forward and said she too was abused by Korsche. However, Korsche had fled the county and police forces around the UK were put on alert.

Korsche was arrested in Aberdeenshire in October 2013 after local officers were made aware that a man was walking along a dual carriageway. When he gave his name to patrols, it triggered an alert on the national database that he was wanted for serious sexual offences

"Korsche's crimes spanned several years and have had a serious impact on the wellbeing of both victims. They were exposed to this depravity at a young age and as a consequence have been through a tremendous amount of emotional pain. However, despite their ordeal, both victims were brave enough to assist us with our investigations and strong enough to give evidence to the court after Korsche flatly denied committing these crimes. I would like to pay tribute to them for their courage and hope they can begin to move forward with their lives now their abuser is behind bars. As for Korsche, I welcome the news that he will be in jail for the foreseeable future. He has shown absolutely no remorse for his calculated behaviour and utter abuse of his victims' trust and I am pleased justice has been served."

– Investigating officer, DC Steve Dingwall of Kent Police

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