William Gravenor – of Drying Shed Lane

A Canterbury man who carried out a number of sexual assaults on children was jailed for 16 years. 

January 2017

William Gravenor, 62-years-old, of Drying Shed Lane, was sentenced at Canterbury Crown Court on Thursday 22 December after pleading guilty to eight offences relating to rapes and assaults of children he had known. 

Kent Police received a report in April 2015 that Gravenor had sexually assaulted a girl. Following an investigation, officers identified three victims, who had all been abused as children by Gravenor over different periods of time since the 1980s.

Gravenor was sentenced to 16 years and must also spend an additional four years on licence.


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