An Exeter pensioner has been warned he faces a substantial jail term after he admitted the sexual abuse spanning four decades.
Christopher Perry, aged 69, will be sentenced next week at Exeter Crown Court after he pleaded guilty to sexual assaults on three different victims.
Perry, of Willey’s Avenue, Exeter, admitted a total of 12 charges of indecent assault, gross indecency, and other sexual offences.
They relate to assaults on three girls aged between four and 16 on dates which range between the earliest in 1973 and the latest in 2000.
Judge Francis Gilbert, QC, remanded him in custody and adjourned the case for a week to allow prosecutor Mr Andrew MacFarlane to prepare a short summary of the case.
Mr Nicolas Gerasimidis, defending, said Perry does not ask for a probation pre sentence report and understands the consequences of his pleas.
Judge Gilbert told Perry:”These are extremely serious charges and you must expect a lengthy and significant custodial sentence.”