February 2018

Pervert incited sexual activity with a child

A man has admitted inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

Christopher Sandell admitted three counts of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity when he appeared at Worcester Crown Court on Wednesday.

The 22-year-old of Toronto Close, Lower Wick, Worcester, pleaded guilty to the offences which took place between May 1, 2016 and April 28, 2017 against a girl aged under 16 (14) and on January 22, 2017 against a girl under 16 (15).

The case was prosecuted by Anna Midgley and Sandell was represented by Jason Patel.

The court heard that Sandell had no previous convictions.

Judge Robert Juckes QC adjourned the case for a pre-sentence report before the next hearing in a fortnight.

Judge Juckes said in the meantime Sandell must sign the sex offender’s register.

He told Sandell that the adjournment did not mean that he would receive a non-custodial sentence at the next hearing.