Mani Kurian convicted of Eastbourne rape

A man has been found guilty of raping a woman near Eastbourne Pier.

Mani Kurian, 50, of Eridge Road, Eastbourne, was convicted unanimously by a jury at Lewes Crown Court. He was also found guilty of five sexual assaults and one assault by beating.

A 21-year-old woman was raped as she walked on the upper promenade towards the pier in the East Sussex town at about 02:00 BST on 19 October 2014.

Court officials said Kurian would be sentenced on 26 February.

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