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Care worker sexually abused women with mental disorders

A healthcare worker has been told he will "almost inevitably" be jailed for abusing women with mental disorders.

Michael Callon, 40, of Pendarves View, Camborne - and formerly of Marazion - admitted the sexual abuse just minutes before he was due to go on trial.

Callon pleaded guilty at Truro Crown Court to two of six counts of sexually abusing a woman in her late 30s, who he knew had a mental disorder.

In July he admitted sexually abusing another women with a mental disorder.

'All options open'

Defence counsel Sean Brunton said Callon had his own medical and psychiatric difficulties and asked the judge to adjourn sentencing to enable reports to be prepared.

Judge David Ticehurst said although the plea had come on the day of trial, Callon should receive some discount on his sentence, but he warned Callon he would probably be jailed.

"All options will remain open to the sentencing judge, including custody which will be the almost inevitable outcome," he said.

Prosecuting counsel Llewellyn Sellick said Callon's victim would be "greatly relieved" to learn that she would not have to give evidence.

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