Per­vert faces jail over sex of­fences

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

A PER­VERT is fac­ing a jail sen­tence af­ter ad­mit­ting down­load­ing child sex abuse im­ages and as­sault­ing a boy.

Howard Dear, said to have “rel­e­vant pre­vi­ous con­vic­tions”, pleaded guilty to four charges of pos­sess­ing in­de­cent im­ages of a child and one of sex­ual as­sault.

Maid­stone Crown Court heard the down­load- ing of­fences in­volved 185 im­ages of abused chil­dren.

Caro­line Knight, pros­e­cut­ing, said Dear had pre­vi­ously at­tended a sex of­fender pro­gramme.

The 55-year-old, of By­brook Road, Ken­ning­ton, was re­manded in cus­tody un­til he is sen­tenced on March 30.

Pic­ture: Gary Browne pd1548121

Michael Dun­ning with his mum and dad Jeff and Nar­jleen

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