Chris May recently prosecuted Gary Hoyles at Maidstone Crown Court, sentenced to a 22 year extended prison sentence for the rape of a young girl. Mr Hoyles had committed the offences between 2011 and 2017 and had previously pleaded guilty to two counts of rape and a further five counts of sexual activity with a child.

Judge Adele Williams told Mr Hoyles, that he had "perverted and distorted" views and had shown no remorse of insight into his crimes.

In total Mr Hoyles has admitted four counts of rape, four counts of raping a child, four counts of sexual activity with a child, one charge of sexual assault on a child and one count of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

Prosecutor Chris May told police discovered letters drafted by the twisted fantasist, which read: "It will kill me to lose you. I want to run away with you so we can be truly together in love.

"You are the only true love I have ever had. I love you, love was made for you.


Mr Hoyles subjected the girl to a campaign of rape and was sentenced on 29 June 2019.

Detective sergeant Mandy Poulter, of Kent Police, said: "Hoyles is a cruel and depraved offender who subjected a young girl to horrendous sexual abuse.

"It took an incredible amount of courage for the victim to not only report this matter to us but face him again in court.

You can read more about the case here, which was reported in the KentOnline.

Chris May is a heavyweight criminal barrister instructed in some of the most serious, and often high profile criminal cases either as the leading junior or sole advocate. 

Chris is the head of the Criminal Team at 5SAH and he is the Senior of the Kent Bar Mess.