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Carlisle man admits committing sex offences in park

Hammonds Pond park in Carlisle Credit: ITV Border

A man has admitted engaging in sexual activity within the sight of three teenage girls at a Carlisle park.

43-year-old Roger Thomas Scott, appeared at the city's crown court today, Friday 23 June.

He admitted three charges of engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child, which happened on the evening of 28 May at Hammonds Pond, Upperby.

The Judge adjourned the case and asked for the preparation of background information about the defendant.

Roger Thomas Scott, of Upperby Road, is due to be sentenced at the crown court on 13 July, until then, he remains in custody.


Sex offender given community order

A man who admitted inciting an 11 year old girl to engage in sexual activity after he contacted her on Facebook has been sentenced to a three year community order. The judge at Carlisle crown court also included a three year supervision order.

Jame Peter Howes, 29, from Albert Street in Longtown has admitted the offences, which occurred in July of 2011. He was also ordered to attend a sexual offenders programme for three years and 100 hours community service.

He has been banned from working with children and ordered to sign the sex offenders register for five years.