March 2019

Nantwich man to be sentenced after admitting sexual activity with child

A Nantwich man will be sentenced in May after admitting to sexual activity with a 14-year-old girl.

Christopher Tulip, 21, of Monks Orchard in Nantwich, appeared at Chester Crown Court this morning (Thursday) where he pleaded guilty to five counts of sexual activity with a child.

The offences are said to have been committed against a 14 year old girl between August 3, 2017 and September 7, 2017.

The defendant also pleaded not guilty at the hearing to two further charges; one of sexual activity with a child and another of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

However the prosecuting barrister, Paulinus Barnes, said that the Crown would not be seeking a trial on those counts.

The judge, Recorder Louise Brandon, therefore ordered the two charges to lie on file.

Tulip will next appear for sentencing at Chester Crown Court on May 10, 2019, and the case was adjourned for a pre-sentence report to be compiled in the meantime.

He was released on conditional bail until his sentencing hearing, and has been told he will be required to sign the sex offenders’ register.