November 2017

Pensioner facing jail after admitting schoolgirl sex assaults

A pensioner is facing jail after admitting sex assaults on two schoolgirls .

Peter Hughes, 67, from Redcar, was given the news yesterday by Teesside’s most senior judge.

Hughes pleaded guilty to seven sex charges, ranging in date from September 1979 to August 2016, at Teesside Crown Court at an early stage plea and trial preparation hearing.

He pleaded guilty to one charge of sexual assault, four of indecent assault and two of indecency with a child.

Hughes, of Coatham Road, Redcar, was remanded on bail for a pre-sentence report and sentencing on Tuesday, December 19.

Recorder of Middlesbrough, Judge Simon Bourne-Arton QC, told him: “You have had the good sense to plead guilty.

“The fact that I am adjourning it for you to see a probation officer should not lead you to think that anything other than a custodial sentence will be considered.”

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