Shoreham man found guilty of child sex abuse

Andrew Fluke Shoreham guilty of child sex abuse
Andrew Fluke Shoreham guilty of child sex abuse
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A Shoreham man has been jailed for 14 years after being found guilty of four sexual offences involving children and pleading guilty to two others.

Andrew Fluke, 47, unemployed, of Rosslyn Avenue, Shoreham, appeared for sentencing at Hove Crown Court on Friday (November 27).

He had been found guilty of two counts of sexual assault on a female child in 2006, inciting the same child to engage in sexual activity and rape of a different female child three years ago, in a trial beween October 19 and 28.

During the trial he had changed his plea to guilty in respect of multiple occasions of inciting children on internet social media to engage in sexual activity and possession of indecent images.

In sentencing him to 14 years along with a five year period of extended licence, Judge Charles Kemp said that he ‘poses a risk to the public and abused his position of trust in the most despicable way’.

He said: “He is a sexual predator and a risk to young children.”

An indefinite risk of sexual harm order was granted.

Detective Constable Stewart Cameron said: “The judge has pointed out that Fluke is a sexual predator and a risk to children and I am pleased that he will no longer be a threat.

“Sussex Police always take reports of this nature very seriously, no matter how long ago they happened and if you have been a victim, please call us. Your call will be dealt with compassionately and confidentially and a specially-trained officer will deal with your report.”

You can email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk, call 101, or report online at www.sussex.police.uk.

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