Bourne man admits grooming and sexual activity with 14-year-old girl

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A Bourne man who admitted sex offences against a 14-year-old girl after grooming her over the internet was today (Monday) warned he faces jail.

Darren Hadman (40), of Wetherby Close, Bourne, pleaded guilty to a charge of meeting a child following grooming between February 1 and March 28, 2013 when he appeared before Lincoln Crown Court.

Hadman also admitted sexual activity with the girl and a charge of inciting the same girl to engage in sexual activity.

He further pleaded guilty to distributing indecent photographs of a child, possession of 318 indecent photographs of children and five charges of making an indecent image of a child.

Judge John Pini QC granted Hadman bail to appear back before the Crown Court next month for sentence.

But he told Hadman: “There is no doubt on the evidence that you groomed a girl you knew was 14 years of age and took advantage of her. The offences are very serious and plainly pass the custody threshold.”