Former X Factor star Danny Tetley pleads guilty to child sexual exploitation

Former X-Factor contestant Danny Tetley has pleaded guilty to child sexual exploitation charges over inducing boys to send indecent images to him for money.

Tetley, 39, induced five teenage boys aged 15 and 16 to send him indecent images for money.

He formally entered his guilty pleas to five charges of causing sexual exploitation of a child. He pleaded not guilty to making indecent images of children and perverting the course of justice.

The Recorder of Bradford, Judge Jonathan Durham Hall QC lifted the restriction on reporting that Tetley admitted four other allegations, understood to have involved similar offending with two 14-year-olds, at a previous hearing.

The latest charges covered between October 2018 and August this year.

Barrister Andrew Dallas, for Tetley, asked for the sentence to be adjourned so the defence had time to consider "well over 10,000" text messages or WhatsApp messages which had been served.

Judge Durham Hall fixed the sentence hearing for 24 January and remanded Tetley back into custody.