August 2023

Paedophile Fred Livesley jailed for offences on girls in Bethersden, Ashford

A paedophile has been jailed for 15 years for a series of sexual offences against two girls in the 1970s and 80s.

Fred Livesley, 77, assaulted the girls – who were younger than 14 at the time – in Bethersden, near Ashford.

His victims did not come forward until 2020, and Livesley was then investigated by police.

In court, Livesley was found guilty of eight counts of indecent assault and three counts of indecency with a child.

On July 31 Livesley, formerly from St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, was jailed for 15 years and ordered to serve an extra three years on licence following that term.