Published: 14:37, 01 November 2018
| Updated: 14:54, 01 November 2018
A sex predator who attacked five victims including children has been jailed for a total of 13 years.
Jeremy Law, formerly of Tenterden, was convicted by a jury of sex crimes against children, including one with a serious illness.
Canterbury Crown Court heard how he had also raped a woman many years ago – which she later claimed led to her becoming pregnant.
Now Judge Simon James has told the 51-year-old: “In respect of each of the five victims, you have shown neither contrition nor remorse.
"You claimed before the jury that each of your victims had fabricated allegations against you."
Law, who now lives in Rye, was convicted of attacks – some of which took place at Tenterden Leisure Centre more than 10 years ago.
'Law probably thought he’d avoided justice for these awful assaults, some of which he brazenly carried out in a public leisure centre...' - NSPCC
After a three-week trial, a jury found Law guilty of nine sex charges including rape.
Law, who denied the offences, shook his head as the verdicts were returned after almost 10 hours of deliberations.
The court heard how some of the attacks happened more than 10 years ago and some ofthe victims were as young as nine years old.
One adult told police how she spotted Law being “too over-zealous” around children and making “strange” comments about school girls.
Law claimed he had never touched any girl and accused his victims of lying.
A spokesman from the NSPCC, a charity which works to prevent abuse, praised the bravery of the victims, saying: “Law probably thought he’d avoided justice for these awful assaults, some of which he brazenly carried out in a public leisure centre.
“It’s thanks to the bravery of all his victims in reliving their past ordeals that he’s now behind bars.
"We hope each gets the support needed to overcome the impact of these crimes.”
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