An Aldingbourne man has been remanded in custody to await sentencing after pleading guilty to sexual activity with young girls.
Mitchell Jones (pictured), a roofer, 23, of Nyton Road, Aldingbourne near Chichester, pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual activity with a child aged 14 and one count of sexual activity with a child aged 15. He appeared at Portsmouth Crown Court on Monday (27 February).
The charges related to his offending against a 14-year old girl in Chichester over three months in early 2015, and also with a girl aged 15 in Hampshire around the same time. He met both via social media.
Jones was remanded in custody and will be sentenced on 28 April at the same court. He has been told he will receive a custodial prison sentence and he will also be put on the sex offenders register.
Detective Constable David Midgley of Chichester Investigations said: “Jones contacted the girls separately via social media and, despite knowing their ages, exploited them for his sexual gratification.
“Anyone who has concerns on learning of this and similar cases can always contact us in confidence via firstname.lastname@example.org or call 101, quoting serial 492 of 09/04/2015.”