On 20th April 2018, at the Crown Court at Canterbury, John James Carter received a total sentence of 20 years’ imprisonment for a string of sexual offences, including rape of a child under 16 years of age.  The historic allegations resulted in a complex and lengthy investigation, which included considerable involvement by counsel.
Carter was convicted following a three-week trial.
Vivian Walters and John Warrington acted for the prosecution. 

Vivian Walters has over twenty-five years experience in prosecuting and defending serious crime. As a testament to Vivian's skills and experience, she has previously successfully completed the treasury counsel monitoring process and was standing counsel to the former RCPO.   She is an experienced criminal barrister and is instructed to prosecute both as leading counsel and alone. She has extensive experience both in white-collar and organised crime.

John Warrington is a barrister specialising in professional disciplinary proceedings, regulatory and criminal law. Within these fields, his principal areas of interest include the regulation of healthcare professionals, environmental law, health and safety, serious organised crime and high-value financial crime. He is ranked as a leading criminal barrister at the London Bar in Chambers & Partners UK Bar Guide.