Man faces police inquiry after making unwanted remarks to children in Ashford Road, Tenterden

Kent Police received reports of a man making inappropriate comments to children in the Ashford Road area of the town on Friday 3 and Monday 6 November 2023.

Following enquiries by the East Kent Vulnerability Investigation Team, a man was arrested in connection with the incidents the next day, Tuesday 7 November.

Joseph Kemp has since been charged with two counts of attempting to engage in sexual activity in the presence of a child and two counts of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

The 33-year-old, from Cranbrook, appeared before Folkestone Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 9 November and was remanded in custody to appear before Canterbury Crown Court on Monday 11 December.

An investigation into the incidents is ongoing and officers are urging anyone who saw anything suspicious in that area on those days, or on Thursday 2 November, to contact them.

Anyone with any information is urged to call Kent Police on 01843 222289, quoting reference 46/ZY/18979/23.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or complete their online form.

By Ed

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