Admits sex offences

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A 23-year-old man has admitted sexual activity with a teenage girl.

Bernard Cooke, whose address was given on court papers as HMP Magilligan, pleaded guilty to sexual activity by penetration and sexual activity with a girl between 13 and 16-years-old.

Cooke admitted a further charge of meeting a child following sexual grooming.

The offences were committed between September 26 and October 9, 2014.

Sentencing was adjourned until April 19 for a probation pre-sentence report.