Teenager pleads guilty to string of sex offences involving a young boy

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A teenager from Bury St Edmunds has admitted a string of sex offences involving a young boy.

Andrew Lines, 19, of McIntyre Walk, appeared at Ipswich Crown Court on Friday.

He pleaded guilty to 12 offences of sexually assaulting a child aged under 13 and three other sexual offences.

The court heard that the offences were committed, all involving the same victim, between August 2006 and August 2012.

When the offending began the boy was aged seven.

Prosecuting, Andrew Thompson said that when Lines is sentenced, a DVD recording of an interview given by the victim to police describing what happened to him will be played to the court.

Mr Thompson said that at the time of the most recent offences to which he had pleaded guilty Lines was aged 17.

Judge John Devaux ordered the preparation of a full pre sentence report on Lines by the Probation Service.

Lines, who will continue to be granted bail until he is sentenced next month, was told by Judge Devaux: “The fact that I am renewing bail gives no indication of the likelihood of what sentence you will receive.”