June 2018

Bedminster man had sex chats with girl under 16 online

A Bedminster man who admitted sex chats with a child online awaits sentence.

Michael Rendell appeared at Bristol Crown Court today (June 8, 2018) and pleaded guilty to causing or enciting a child aged under 16 to engage in sexual activity between December 2015 and December 2016.

The 36-year-old, of Wedmore Vale , previously pleaded guilty to taking indecent photos of a child between June 2016 and March last year.

He also admitted making indecent images of children between October 2016 and March last year

Judge Martin Picton adjourned sentence, pending a probation report and psychatric assessement.

He told Rendell: “These are serious offences but the court needs to know a lot more about you before final disposal.”

Rendell was bailed on condition he cooperates with the probation service.