A WHITEHAVEN man has been committed to crown court for sentencing after admitting three charges of sexual assault by touching.

Scott James Fleming, of Meadow View, Whitehaven, appeared before North and West Cumbria Magistrates’ Court, sitting at Workington Magistrates' Court on Friday.

The 27-year-old indicated a guilty plea to three charges of intentionally and sexually touching a woman aged over 16 or over when she did not consent and when he did not reasonably believe she was consenting.

Fleming was charged under the Sexual Offences Act 2003.

The charges related to three incidents on two separate dates – the first related to an incident on August 1 2020 in Whitehaven.

The second and third charges both related to incidents on September 4, also in Whitehaven.

Fleming was released on unconditional bail while he awaits a sentencing hearing at crown court later this month.

He is currently scheduled to appear before a judge at Carlisle Crown Court on May 28 at 9.30am to be sentenced.