Man Jailed For Historic Sex Offences

A Kent man has been jailed for 20 years for historic sex offences involving children.

Phillip Shilling, 55, from High Street, Herne Bay was sentenced after being found guilty at Canterbury Crown Court of four counts of rape, two counts of indecent assault on a female, sexual assault on a female and gross indecency with a female under 16 years of age in East Kent.

The attacks took place between 1994 and 2008.

Investigating officer Detective Sergeant Danielle Driscoll, from Kent Police’s Public Protection Unit, said: "The victims showed great courage in reporting this to us and have remained brave throughout the entire investigation and court process.

"As a result this serial perpetrator is now behind bars where he can no longer cause pain and suffering to others.

"I would encourage anyone who has been a victim of an unreported sexual offence to contact us. We will always be sensitive when investigating incidents like this and will do everything possible to protect children.’

Shilling will have to 20 years behind bars, and four on licence.              

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