A FIFTY-ONE-YEAR-OLD who has admitted to charges relating to sexual communication with a child and indecent images will be sentenced in March.

Richard Hesford, of Volunteer Street, St Helens will be sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court next month.

Hesford indicated guilty pleas to nine charges at Liverpool, Knowsley and St Helens Magistrates' Court.

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He has been charged with three counts of sexual communication with a child, committed in December 2019.

Hesford also admitted to three counts of making an indecent photograph of a child, with offences committed between July 2017 and December 2019.

The 51-year-old also admitted to possession of an indecent photograph of a child, of a prohibited image of a child and of an extreme pornographic image featuring an animal.

The case was committed to Liverpool Crown Court for sentencing.

Hesford has been granted unconditional bail and will be sentenced on Wednesday, March 3.