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Children's entertainer admits sex offences against boys

A children's entertainer has admitted carrying out a number of internet sex offences involving boys.

Jason William Gaunt, 22, from Walsall, West Midlands, admitted targeting boys under the age of 16 when he appeared at Guildford Crown Court.

Gaunt, who worked in holiday camps, was charged in September following an operation by Surrey Police's Paedophile Online Investigation Team.

He was remanded in custody and is due for sentencing on 12 January.

The online-related offences involved three different boys under the age of 16 and were carried out between August 2008 and February this year.

Gaunt admitted five counts of engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child and two counts of attempting to engage in sexual activity in the presence of a child.

He also admitted three counts of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, one count of attempting to incite a child in engaging in sexual activity and one count of sexual activity with a child.

Gaunt also admitted three counts of making indecent images of a child, three counts of possessing indecent images of a child, and one count of attempting to distribute an indecent photo of a child.

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