Ex-councillor and former Scout leader pleads guilty to string of child sexual offences
A former Hastings councillor and ex-Scout leader in Battle has pleaded guilty to a string of sexual offences.
Matthew Lock, 38. who is now unemployed admitted 19 charges in total at a hearing at Lewes Crown Court.
A spokeswoman for the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said Lock pleaded guilty to:
Three counts of making indecent photographs of a child
One count of distributing indecent photographs of a child
Two charges of distributing/showing indecent photographs of a child or children
Two counts of attempting to intentionally incite a child to engage in sexual activity
10 counts of attempting to incite a child to engage in sexual activity
One charge of attempting to incite a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity.