Update: Sentenced to six months

March 2007

Accused admits child-sex charges

A SEAHAM man has admitted two charges of sexual activity with a child.

Ian White, 33, appeared at Durham Crown Court where he pleaded guilty to the offences, which took place against a 15-year-old boy on October 27 last year.

Roger Moore, defending, said: “There will need to be the usual reports and a medical report in this case because he is suffering from deep depression.” Judge Peter Bowers ordered the reports and adjourned the case until April 20.

The judge told White: “I’m making no promises about what’s going to happen. That will be decided on the day.”

White was bailed on condition he keeps out of Seaham and lives at his parents’ home in West Coronation Street, Murton.