Grooming admission

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A WIGAN man has admitted child grooming and downloading child porn images.

Thomas Jones pleaded guilty to attempting to arrange to meet a child following sexual grooming, attempting to engage in sexual activity in the presence of a child and two offences of making indecent images of children. Liverpool Crown Court heard the two indecent images involved a child aged babout seven and another aged about 14.

Defending, Paul Treble said 59-year-old Jones, formerly of Clap Gate Lane, Goose Green “is having treatment for some of the thoughts that he had in relation to the offences.”

Judge Mark Brown further remanded Jones, now of Parkfield Road, Bradford, on bail until September 23 to enable pre-sentence reports to be prepared.