Hove man charged with raping girl of 7

Posted On 16 May 2015 at 1:13 pm

A Hove man has been charged with raping a seven-year-old girl.

Andrew Fluke, 45, appeared in custody at Brighton Magistrates’ Court charged with the rape and with trying to incite a young girl to engage in indecency via on-line video contact.

Fluke, unemployed, who currently lives in Rosslyn Avenue, Shoreham, was remanded in custody for an initial hearing at Lewes Crown Court on Friday 5 June.

The prosecution, authorised by the Crown Prosecution Service, follows an investigation by detectives from the Brighton Safeguarding Investigations Unit.

Detective Constable Stewart Cameron said: “Anyone who has concerns on learning of this or similar investigations can contact us via 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101 and arrange to speak in confidence to experienced detectives.”

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