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A teenager will be sentenced later this year after he admitted a string of child sex crimes.
18-year-old Lewis Steven Peake appeared at Carlisle Crown Court on Thursday, 15 June to face a total of 10 charges.
During a hearing in front of Judge Peter Hughes QC, Peake admitted seven counts of intentionally causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.
Several different children are named in the charges.
Peake also pleaded guilty to attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming; sexual communication with a youngster; and possessing five indecent photographs of a child.
A number of the offences are said to have been committed while Peake was living in the Whitehaven area.
Judge Hughes adjourned the case to seek pre-sentence and psychiatric reports.
Peake, latterly of Luton Road, Ellesmere Port, was told he is due to receive his punishment at the crown court on 28 July.
In the meantime he was remanded in custody by Judge Hughes.
A man is facing an "inevitable" jail sentence after being found guilty of sexually abusing a young girl.
60-year-old Robert Ferguson went on trial at Carlisle Crown Court.
He had denied a charge of causing or inciting a child aged under 13 to engage in sexual activity, on a date before June 19 in 2015.
But after hearing all evidence in the case, a jury has found Ferguson guilty on a majority verdict.
During the trial, jurors heard the girl said that Ferguson had asked her to keep his criminal conduct "secret". Officers had initially been informed about his illegal activity amid concern over a picture the youngster had drawn.
Upon hearing the jury's verdict, Judge Peter Hughes QC adjourned sentence to 20 June and remanded Ferguson, of Warwick Road in Carlisle, in custody.
Judge Hughes told him the sentence he would pass next month "must inevitably be a custodial one".
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