Uckfield man convicted of raping two women

A former Uckfield resident was convicted last week of raping two women in Kent.

Monday, 18th September 2017, 12:33 pm
Updated Wednesday, 27th September 2017, 11:37 am
Chiron Hutchinson was found guilty of raping two women

Twenty-year-old Chiron Hutchinson, formerly of Mount Pleasant, was found guilty of the rapes in a trial at Maidstone Crown Court on September 14.

Detective chief inspector Tony Pledger, of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate said: “The evidence clearly shows Hutchinson presents a real danger to the public, particularly young women.

“He is guilty of serious sexual offences against three victims, all within a short period of time.”

Hutchinson, who is understood to have attended St Bede’s school in Eastbourne, denied six counts of rape, one of attempted rape and six counts of sexual assault relating to four young women between July and October last year.

He had earlier admitted to two offences of unlawful sexual activity in relation to a teenage girl.

According to Kent Police, Mr Hutchinson’s victim had been on a night out in Tunbridge Wells in Kent on October 8 last year.

Hutchinson offered his victim a lift home and after a short journey he parked in a street in Rusthall, pulled her from his car and raped her, police said.

Police identified Hutchinson by using CCTV and number plate recognition to track his car. He was also convicted of raping a second victim twice in the Tunbridge Wells area earlier that month.

“I would like to thank all the victims who have come forward,” said detective chief inspector Pledger. “They deserve enormous credit for having the courage to ensure justice was served.

“Without their bravery I have no doubt Hutchinson would have continued committing further serious offences.”

Hutchinson is remanded in custody until sentencing at Maidstone Crown Court on 16 October.