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Man admits sex offences against girl, 13

A man has admitted a string of child sex offences involving a 13-year-old girl.

Mathew Long, 20, admitted a total of eight offences, including sexual activity with a child and sexual grooming.

Long, of Ingleby Barwick, Stockton-on-Tees, carried out the offences on Teesside and in Carlisle, Carlisle Crown Court heard.

He was remanded on conditional bail until a sentencing hearing on 8 August.

Long was also told he must sign the sex offenders' register with immediate effect.

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