Freshwater man has now been charged in case of rape of 3-year-old: Court tomorrow

The shocking case – rape of a three-year-old – occurred on August bank holiday. A Freshwater man has now been charged

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Following an investigation into a serious sexual offence in Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, police have charged a man.

It is alleged that on the afternoon of Monday 31st August, a child was seriously sexually assaulted in woodland in Fort Victoria Country Park.

The 62-year-old, from the Freshwater area, has been charged with rape of a child under the age of 13.

He was remanded in custody to appear at Southampton Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (Thursday 24th September).

Avoid speculation
We appreciate that this case has been of understandable concern to the local community, however we ask you not to speculate on the circumstances, as this can have an impact on proceedings later down the line when evidence is presented to a jury.

We have received an overwhelming response from the public in relation to this case and would encourage anyone with any concerns related to our appeals to call 101.

News shared by Hampshire Constabulary. Ed

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Wednesday, 23rd September, 2020 6:05pm



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Mark L Francis

Sometimes you just wonder if you can be from the same species.


My heart breaks at the thought of what that poor child went through.There is no punishment strong enough for anyone who commits this crime.