Sutton: Child worker is a paedophile

A SUFFOLK man who worked with children has pleaded guilty to more than a dozen child sex offences.

Paul Weavers, of Ipswich Avenue, Sutton, near Woodbridge, admitted the charges when he appeared at Ipswich Crown Court for a plea and case management hearing.

The 45-year-old faced 18 sex allegations.

During the hearing Weavers pleaded guilty to 15 charges.

These included 10 offences of sexual activity with a child involving sexual touching and two counts of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

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Weavers also admitted two charges of sexual assault by penetration and one of causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent.

However, he also entered three not guilty pleas.

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Weavers denied two counts of sexual activity with a child, and one of causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent.

Prosecutor Martyn Levett indicated the three not guilty charges may not be sent for trial as if convictions followed they would be unlikely to make a difference to the sentence Weavers was already due to receive.

A report to is to be prepared on Weavers by the probation service before he is sentenced.

Before releasing Weavers on conditional bail, Judge John Devaux told him: “I am renewing conditional bail and ordering a pre-sentence report.

“Please understand in taking this course I am not binding any judge to any particular form of sentence. All court sentencing options are retained.”

Among the conditions attached to Weavers’ bail is that he must co-operate fully with the pre-sentence report.

After telling Weavers that his sentencing would be in the fortnight commencing March 28, Judge Devaux added: “I repeat and emphasise that all court sentencing options are retained.”

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