Man, 68, admits to child abuse

A Leigh pensioner has admitted to an offences of inciting a young girl to perform a lewd act.

Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 9:50 am
Updated Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 10:00 am

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).

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Police probe

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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