A 64-YEAR-old man is awaiting sentence after admitting a string of sex offences involving six children.

James Gleave pleaded guilty to 13 allegations of indecent assault and one of indecency with a child at Burnley Crown Court.

Gleave, formerly of Fern Street, Colne, was bailed until May. A judge ruled that his new address in Rossendale should not be disclosed,

He must not contact prosecution witnesses, not go within one mile of Colne Town Hall, not permit any child under 16 to the place where he lives and not be in the company of any child under 16 unless accompanied by somebody over the age of 21, other than his wife.

Gleave's counsel, Patrick Cosgrove, QC, asked the court for a pre-sentence report, a psychiatric report and a report on the defendant's physical health.

He said Gleave had had the courage to plead guilty at the 11th hour. He had no previous convictions.

Judge Raymond Bennett told the court the pre-sentence report should deal with the question of future risk to youngsters.

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