A Canterbury man who was found guilty of child abuse offences has been jailed for more than six years.
The abuse carried out by Rowan Baker came to light in August 2017 when a girl under the age of 13 told her mother what he had done to her and police were called.
When he was arrested by Kent Police officers on 11 August that year at his home address in Maidstone Road, Chilham, Baker’s computer was seized and examined, leading to the discovery of 121 indecent images of children saved on the hard drive.
Following a trial at Maidstone Crown Court, 23-year-old Baker was found guilty of two counts of sexual assault on a child, two counts of causing or inciting sexual activity with a child and three counts of possessing indecent images of children.
He was sentenced to six years and six months on Thursday 6 February 2020 and will remain on the sex offenders register indefinitely. He will also serve an extra three years on licence after his sentence.
Investigating officer PC Chloe Chandler of Kent Police said: 'As soon as the victim’s mother became aware, she informed the police so we could take action to support the victim.
'Further investigation led to the discovery of indecent images of children on Baker’s computer and, although he tried to deny it at court, it was clear to the jury and judge that he poses a risk to children, so I am pleased he has been jailed.'