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Wednesday, 30 July 2014

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Man tried to lure children into sex, Carlisle court told

A man who has admitted four child sex offences will not be sentenced until the impact of his sick crimes have been investigated, a judge has ruled.

Thomas Young, 25, of Jackson Street, Seaton, near Workington, has admitted four counts of attempting to incite a child to engage in sexual activity.

At Carlisle Crown Court, lawyers revealed that statements have not yet been taken to establish how a victim – aged just 15 – has been affected.

An earlier hearing was told three of the girls were aged 15 and the fourth was just 12 at the time of the offence.

David Wales, for Young, said his client’s marriage had “all but broken down” as a result of the case, and they were no longer living together.

“He’s very keen to have this matter over with,” he said.

Deciding that more investigation was needed, and that the impact on victims was highly relevant to the sentence, Judge Peter Hughes QC adjourned sentence until next Friday, saying that the defendant should have no unsupervised contact with children.

The earlier hearing heard that Young had admitted he was hoping to have intercourse with one of the girls.

Young has already been ordered by the court to sign the Sex Offenders’ Register.

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