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Balderton man pleads guilty to inciting a 14-year-old into sexual activity

By Abigail Hunt

A MAN who incited a 14-year-old girl to engage in sexual activity was warned by a judge jail is the only outcome.

Alec Parkin, 44, of Lacey Green, Balderton, admitted five offences when he appeared before a judge at Nottingham Crown Court for the first time on Friday.

He pleaded to causing or inciting a girl aged 14 — not reasonably believing she was aged 16 or over ­— to engage in sexual activity involving penetration.

Alec Parkin pleaded guilty to five sexual offence charges on Friday. (13578908)
Alec Parkin pleaded guilty to five sexual offence charges on Friday. (13578908)

The offence was committed ­from his home over a period of 17 months, beginning in January 2018.

Parkin also admitted communicating with the same school-age girl in sexualised chat and inciting her to carry out acts on herself over the same period of time for his gratification.

Parkin further confessed to three counts of making indecent images of a child over the same timeframe. One was category A ­— the most serious ­— while others were both category B or C.

The court heard the defendant had not been cooperating with the investigation in handing over passwords to some of his devices and, as a result, further investigation was needed before sentence can be passed.

However, Judge Stuart Rafferty QC presiding, said Parkin knew "there is only one sentence" for the offences committed and added he expected further category A images to be found on the defendant's locked devices.

Parkin was remanded into custody for sentencing, which will take place in August.

This is to allow for further examination of the locked devices.

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