July 2016

Man admits sexually abusing 2-yr-old girl after footage found on phone

A man has admitted abusing a two-year-old girl after police found incriminating footage on his mobile phone.

Aaron Cooper was remanded in custody and warned he faces a jail sentence after he admitted sexually assaulting a two-year-old child.

Cooper, aged 28, of De La Rue Way, Exeter, also admitted making an indecent movie of a child when he appeared before Judge Geoffrey Mercer, QC, at Exeter Crown Court.

Mr Joss Ticehurst, prosecuting, asked for the case to be adjourned to allow the Crown Prosecution Service to decide whether to add further charges relating to other images found on Cooper’s computer

He said the charges follow a lengthy investigation which has included specialist examination of deleted items recovered from the memory card of Cooper’s mobile phone.

The judge told Cooper:”This is a very serious offence. I am adjourning sentence. You will be remanded in custody.”