Kent Police was called shortly after 1.30pm on Sunday 2 June 2024 following a report that a man had touched a girl on the leg and made inappropriate comments in the Road of Remembrance. Officers arrived and a suspect was quickly identified and arrested the same afternoon.

A Folkestone man, has since been charged with sexual touching in relation to the incident. The 79-year-old has also been charged with two further counts of sexual touching relating to similar incidents on a bus in Folkestone on Saturday 1 June.

He is also charged with sexual assaulting a girl near Harbour Street on Thursday 21 March.

The man appeared before Margate Magistrates’ Court on Monday 3 June and was remanded in custody to appear before Canterbury Crown Court on Monday 1 July.

By Ed

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