BREAKING: Man charged with child sex offence

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An Eastbourne man has been charged with attempting to incite a young girl to engage in sexual activity.

Kerry Constable, a 48-year old care assistant, appeared in custody at Brighton Magistrates Court on Saturday (March 24) charged with attempting to cause or incite a girl aged 13 to 15 to engage in sexual activity.

He was committed for trial at Lewes Crown Court, with an initial plea hearing on April 21.

The alleged offence does not involve any local people.

The prosecution, authorised by the CPS, follows an investigation by East Sussex detectives after information was received from a member of the public on March 24 and officers arrested Constable at his then address at Pagham Close in Eastbourne.

Police say that Constable, who is currently on court bail, does not currently live in Sussex and that nobody at the Eastbourne address has any connection with the alleged offence.