Lewes man sentenced to 15 years for sex offences


A Lewes man has been sentenced to 15 years for sexual offences against women.

Karl Hance, 28, of Church Twitten, Lewes appearance at Lewes Crown Court on August 5 to be sentenced.

He was given eight years for sexual assault by penetration and rape against one woman, and 15 years for sexual assault by penetration, two counts of rape and one of ABH. The sentence will run concurrently.

The offences took place in Lewes during 2014 and both women were known to him.

DC Julie Nightingale said: “Hance is a controlling individual who prayed on young, vulnerable woman. His sentence reflects the horrific ordeals he put these women through. We take these types of offences extremely seriously and would encourage anyone else who has experienced them to come forward and speak to us.”

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