A suspect has appeared in court charged with sexually assaulting a girl in the Foord Road area of Folkestone.

Kent Police was called following a report a man had made inappropriate comments to a schoolgirl before touching her over clothing. The incident reportedly took place on the morning of Thursday 27 June 2024.

A man was arrested the following day and, after an investigation by the town’s Vulnerability Investigation Team, he was charged with sexual assault. The 20-year-old, from Foord Road, appeared before Folkestone Magistrates’ Court on Monday 1 July and was remanded in custody to appear before Thanet Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 15 August.

By Ed

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