A man who attempted to rape a teenager in a Yalding car park has been sentenced to seven years in prison.
Gavin Jones drove a 14-year-old girl to an empty car park at Yalding Train Station in 2006, and threatened her with violence unless she removed her clothes.
Jones, 36, formerly of Abbey Wood, London was known to the victim and on 10 May, 2006 he arranged to drive her from a place she had been working to her home address.
He headed instead for the train station, telling his victim 'I'm going to scare you' as he drove to the car park. He locked all the doors and broke the victim's phone so she couldn't call the police, before attempting to rape her.
Jones threatened and terrified his victim to the extent that initially she too scared to report the offence. However, in May 2014 Kent Police received information linking him to the incident. Officers then approached the victim, who supported the police investigation.
Jones appeared at Maidstone Crown Court on 18 November having previously pleaded guilty to one charge of attempted rape. He was sentenced to 7 years in prison and placed on the sex offenders' register indefinitely.