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Man committed sex act in front of children, Carlisle court told

A man committed a sex offence in front of two girls after enticing them into some trees to see what he called “a magic trick”, a court heard.

The girls, aged eight and 10, were building dens out of sticks with a 12-year-old boy friend when Andrew Blackburn, 50, approached them on the Moat at Brampton, it was alleged.

Carlisle Crown Court was told he “lured” them to a monument at the top of the hill with the promise of a magic trick.

There, it was said, he dropped his trousers and committed the sex act in front of them.

The incident happened on the afternoon of August 2, 2009 but it was not until March last year that Blackburn was traced thanks to DNA samples found at the scene.

Blackburn, of Townhall Crescent, Haltwhistle, denies engaging in sexual activity, to obtain sexual gratification, in the presence of children.

The trial continues.


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