Man admits sex assaults

A BRIDLINGTON man has been ordered to sign the National Sex Offenders’ Register after admitting two sex assaults on schoolgirls.

Andrew White, 39, formerly of the town, pleaded guilty at the eleventh hour before a scheduled trial to two charges of sexual assault in Bridlington on girls aged between seven and nine.

White, who initially protested his innocence, pleaded guilty at Hull Crown Court on Monday (March 14).

Crown barrister Jharna Jobes said: “The pleas are acceptable. The assaults amounted to kissing on the mouth.”

White, whose previous bail conditions included an order to stay out of Bridlington and not to contact named witnesses, spoke only to confirm his name and enter his guilty pleas.

His barrister Anil Murray said he needed a pre-sentence report to be prepared by the Humberside Probation Service.

Recorder Guy Kearl, QC, told him: “All options are open to the sentencing judge.”

Sentencing was adjourned to Hull Crown Court on April 15.

White, now of Hardy Street, Hull, was allowed to walk free on conditional bail, but not before signing the National Sex Offenders’ Register