Guilty plea to sex offences

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A BRIDLINGTON man faces being put on the National Sex Offenders’ Register after inciting a schoolgirl of 14 to perform a sexual act on him.

Liam Alderslade, 22, was initially arrested and charged with two sexual offences which he denied to the point of trial at Hull Crown Court after the girl made a statement to the police.

Alderslade of St James’ Road, Bridlington, appeared for trial at Hull Crown Court on Monday still pleading not guilty.

His barrister asked the charges be put to him again in the court room. He pleaded guilty to a charge of inciting the girl to perform a sexual act on him and a charge of sexual activity by touching the girl intimately both on the same day.

Defence barrister Anil Murray said: “He is a man of previous good character. It is one of those cases where a report from the probation service would help.

Judge Michael Mettyear agreed, saying: “It is essential. I want you back for sentence on March 14. Between now and then you can have bail.”

Alderslade was allowed to walk free but not before seeing a member of the Humberside Probation Service who will write a report on the background to his offending.