Paedophile faces jail

THIS is the face of grinning paedophile Andrew Pettit who today faces jail after sexually assaulting a five year old girl.Pettitt of Brooksfield, Bildeston could face jail after pleading guilty to four charges of indecently assaulting the girl.

THIS is the face of grinning paedophile Andrew Pettit who today faces jail after sexually assaulting a five year old girl.

Pettitt of Brooksfield, Bildeston could face jail after pleading guilty to four charges of indecently assaulting the girl.

He was captured on camera smiling as he left his hearing at Ipswich Crown Court.

The 51-year-old also pleaded guilty to making and collecting indecent photographs of children.


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Although the charges of assault against the child relate to offences committed 20 years ago the four counts of making indecent photographs of children relate to March 2006.

The charges of possessing 50 indecent images of children relate to May last year.

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Pettitt, was ordered to sign the sex offenders' register informing police of any change of name or address.

Marc Brown mitigating said of his client: “He recognises there will almost certainly be a custodial sentence”.

Judge John Devaux ordered a pre-sentence report and renewed Pettitt's bail until sentencing.

Pettitt is due to be sentenced during the week commencing August 28.

Judge Devaux said: “I will order a pre-sentence report and renew bail but you must understand that this does not mean you won't be sent to prison”.

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