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Leamington man pleads guilty to 40 child sex offences

A 38-year-old man has pleaded guilty to 40 child sexual offences in court today (Friday 17 March).

Andrew Pykett, of Clarendon Avenue, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, appeared at Warwick Crown Court and pleaded guilty to:

20 counts of sexual activity with a child (four counts of sexual touching, 16 counts of penetration)
Seven counts of meeting a child following sexual grooming
Two counts of attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming.
One count of Trafficking within the UK for sexual exploitation
One count of taking indecent photographs of a child - CAT A
Two counts of making indecent photographs of a child CAT A
Two counts of making indecent photographs of a child CAT B
Two counts of making indecent photographs of child CAT C
One count of making an indecent image of a child
One count of possession of a Class A drug
One count of possession of a Class B Drug

The offences took place between 2004 and 2016 and involved ten victims, aged between 13 and 16 and from South Yorkshire, Essex, London, Wiltshire, South Wales, Nottingham, Birmingham, Liverpool, Newcastle, Chesterfield and the United States.

Detective Sergeant Collette O'Keefe said: "We built a significant case against Pykett, leading to his guilty pleas at court today. This forms part of Warwickshire's multi-agency child sexual exploitation team commitment to tackle child sexual exploitation."

Pykett has been remanded in custody by the court and will be sentenced on 12 May 2017.

Please visit www.somethingsnotright.org for more information about child sexual exploitation.
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Issued: Friday 17 March 2017 16:15 Helen Blake, Corporate Communications

Published 17/03/17