March 2022

CPS delivery driver from Deal jailed for child rape

A perverted courier, who delivered important legal documents to crown courts in Kent has been branded as “dangerous”.

Michael Quenby was one of the delivery drivers used by the Crown Prosecution Service for legal items at Maidstone and Canterbury courts.

But the 37-year-old, has now been convicted of raping a child and has been given a 19 year extended sentence

Judge Philip St John-Stevens told him: “You are a highly manipulative man. It was harrowing watching your victim give evidence.

“You robbed your victim of her innocence and childhood.”

Quenby, who worked for an external company which carried out work outsourced by the CPS, was given an immediate 15 year jail term and the judge added another four years which will be served on licence when he is released.

He will serve 10 years before he can apply for parole.

A jury at Maidstone Crown Court heard how he secretly preyed on a schoolgirl and kept a stash of illegal child images together with sex toys at his home.

They were told four sex dolls and a blue folder containing indecent images of children were found at his home.

Quenby, now of Church Lane, Ripple, Deal was convicted of 12 charges of rape and sex assaults.

Prosecutor Dominic Connolly told the court how in 2018 the victim was seen by her mother to be upset and was asked the reason why.

The young child explained to her what had happened.

He said: “Her mother was shocked and horrified. She asked if what she said was true and explained the seriousness of the allegation she was making and the child said it was.”

Detectives had gone to his former home in East Street, Faversham, where they discovered three laptops, a MacBook and two iPads.

In April 2018 he was further quizzed by police and told them they would find deleted indecent images of children on his computer.

Mr Connolly added that Quenby said a decade earlier he was in a chat room, where the conversation was about sex.

He added: “He said that some of the participants were talking about having sex with children.

“Without asking, he was sent indecent images.”

The prosecutor added that Quenby considered himself to be “asexual in that he wasn’t sexually interested in male or female.”

“He has never had sex. He had never searched the internet for images of children but had searched for adult porn.”

As the verdicts were delivered, Quenby turned to the public gallery where a member of his family sat but didn’t say anything.