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Man admits numerous sexual offences against children
Monday 14th June, 2010

A man has pleaded guilty to numerous sexual offences against children.

Derek Atkinson (born 30/01/1949) of HMP Forest Bank, has today, 14 June 2010, pleaded guilty to one count of sexual assault on a female under the age of 16, four counts of indecency with a child, three counts of indecent assault on a female under the age of 16 and ten counts of engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child when he appeared before Liverpool Crown Court.

He will be sentenced on 2 August 2010.

The charges relate to offences against eight victims between 2001 and 2009 in the Hindley area of Wigan.

Anyone who has been affected by this investigation is asked to call DC Rob Kitchen at Wigan CID on 0161 856 7259 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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