Man, 68, admits to child abuse
A Leigh pensioner has admitted to an offences of inciting a young girl to perform a lewd act.
Bernard Brown, of Ena Crescent in Leigh, appeared in the dock at Wigan and Leigh Magistrates’ Court to face a charge of getting the youngster, who is under the age of 13 and cannot be named for legal reasons, to engage in sexual activity of a non-penetrative nature.
The 68-year-old has further pleaded guilty to possessing indecent images of children.
These all fell into the lowest of the three seriousness categories of abuse (C).
Because of the gravity of the case, the bench sent Brown to Bolton Crown Court to be sentenced by a judge on April 7.
Before then he has been released on bail, conditional that he does not enter Ena Crescent unless supervised and that he has no contact with under-18s.
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