September 2017

Watford man pleads guilty to child sex abuse offences at St Albans Crown Court

A man accused of child sex abuse has pleaded guilty to 22 out of 24 offences.

Harry Johnson, 19, of Hunter’s Lane, Watford, attended a hearing at St Albans Crown Court today (September 6) and admitted to 22 out of 24 charges of sexual offences against children.

These were four counts of causing or inciting an under 13 year old to engage in sexual activity, seven counts of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, three counts of causing or inciting sexual exploitation of a child, one of which he denied.

There were also six counts of taking indecent photographs of a child, three counts of possession of indecent photographs of a child and one count of possession of an extreme pornographic image, to which he pleaded not guilty.

Hertfordshire Constabulary confirmed that all of the offences are alleged to have taken place over webcam.

Johnson denies two offences, which all relate to abuse of children under the age of 16.

He was charged with 24 offences overall and will appear in court on November 23 for sentencing.

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