Sex offender admits 'shocking' abuse of seven girls

By Gareth Dennison | 29/11/2016 0 comments

Sex offender admits 'shocking' abuse of seven girls

A PROLIFIC sex offender has admitted abusing seven girls aged 12 to 14 — and detectives believe he may have other victims.

Rapist Corey Adams (18) appeared in court today charged with 11 CSE offences relating to two 13-year-olds and two 14-year-olds from Rotherham.

He admitted all the offences, which included two counts of sexual activity with a child, three counts of causing a child to engage in sexual activity, four counts of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, and two counts of causing a child to watch a sexual act.

In previous hearings Adams, of HMP Marshgate but formerly from Maltby, pleaded guilty to four counts of sexual activity with a child, one count of rape and one count of grooming.

These offences were committed against three girls aged 12 to 14, also from the Rotherham area.

Det Insp John Fitzgibbons said: “Adams’ sexual offending is prolific and incredibly shocking. We were able to identify a number of his victims but there may well be more young girls out there yet to come forward.

“While he has admitted his part in the sexual abuse of many young girls in Rotherham, this does not lessen the awful impact his hideous crimes have had on their lives.

“He preyed on the girls’ vulnerability and young age, exploiting them to engage in sexual activity for his own satisfaction. 

“This is a truly despicable crime and I am pleased he is behind bars where he can cause no further harm to young girls in our town.”

Adams abused his victims between January 2015 and early 2016 before police received information from a member of the public reporting concerns.

A joint investigation by South Yorkshire Police and Rotherham Borough Council revealed multiple victims of Adams’ abuse.

Adams — charged in April and remanded in custody since — will be back at Sheffield Crown Court on Friday for sentencing.

Rotherham Borough Council leader Cllr Chris Read said: “No-one should have to endure what this man put these children through with his despicable behaviour.

“There is no place for people like Adams in our society and we will not tolerate this sort of behaviour within our communities here in Rotherham.”

Any other victims of Adams are urged to contact police or the Rotherham Evolve support team.

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