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8:00am Sunday 13th January 2013 in News
A MAN who pleaded guilty to a sex crime on a 13-year-old girl was warned by a judge he was likely to get a “substantial” jail sentence.
Adam Pickering, aged 24, of Stratford Road, Honeybourne, near Evesham, admitted inciting a child to engage in sexual activity between June and July 2011.
Worcester Crown Court heard that messages posted on Facebook were a key part of the prosecution case.
Judge Abbas Mithani adjourned the hearing until January 18 and said a presentence report should consider whether the defendant was a danger to other children in the future.
Pickering was ordered to sign the sex offenders’ register and have no contact with the victim.
Granting him bail, the judge said: “This is an extremely serious offence. Custody is inevitable and is likely to be a substantial period.”