Officers Charge Man Following Child Assault

Officers Charge Man Following Child Assault

Charges have been authorised against a man by officers investigating an incident involving a child in Sittingbourne.

Harry Morris, aged 24 and of Peregrine Drive, has been charged with child abduction and sexually assaulting a child under 13 years old.

Mr Morris was charged following an allegation that a man approached a girl in an alleyway off Rectory Road at around 8.15am on Wednesday 8th December.

After a short verbal exchange, the suspect is said to have briefly grabbed her before running from the area. The girl was uninjured.

As part of the investigation CCTV images were released as part of a witness appeal and were featured on the SFM News pages.

Following this Mr Morris was arrested on Thursday 16th December and charged with the offences earlier today (Saturday 18th December).

He is due to appear before Medway Magistrates’ Court on Monday (20th December).

As part of the investigation officers previously arrested a 36-year-old man in connection with the incident. He has been bailed until Tuesday 4th January 2022.

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