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Man from Pinchbeck faces long prison spell after pleading guilty to historic child sex offences

A Pinchbeck pensioner who admitted to a series of historic sex offences against young girls has been told to expect a lengthy jail sentence.

John Baldwin (79), of Money Bridge Lane, pleaded guilty today (Wednesday) at Lincoln Crown Court to eight charges of indecent assault on a young girl.

Baldwin also pleaded guilty to a further charge of indecency with a child between December 1987 and December 1995, as well as four charges of sexual assault on a girl under the age of 13.

The offences took place between February 2006 and February 2007.

Judge Simon Hirst granted Baldwin bail to appear back at Lincoln Crown Court for sentencing on March 31.

But the judge told him: "You have pleaded guilty to serious offences going back many years.

"I will put off sentence until 31 March.You must attend that day.

"Please understand that on 31 March you will be receiving a prison sentence of some length."

Baldwin was also placed on the sex offenders' register.

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