March 2022

Paedophile locked up for 13 years after raping a child

A paedo has been jailed for 13 years after being found guilty of four counts of serious child sex offences in a Hampshire village.

Henry Herbert Lenton, 36, was convicted of:

:: One count of raping a child under 13

:: Two counts of causing or inciting a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity

: One count of sexual assault of a child under 13

The charges relate to offences that took place against one child between January 2019 and January 2021 in Bordon, near Petersfield.

Lenton, of Barton Village Road in Oxford, denied the charges but following a four day trial at Winchester Crown Court, he was found guilty of all four counts.

Appearing at Winchester Crown Court today, Lenton was jailed for 13 years with a one year extended licence period.

In addition to his custodial sentence, Lenton will be placed on the Sex Offenders Register for life and subject to a Sexual Harm Prevention Order.