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Carlisle man 'faces life' for child sex abuse

David Stevenson outside Carlisle Crown Court
Image caption David Stevenson had previously denied the charges

A paedophile convicted of sexually assaulting a child has been told he could be jailed for life.

David Stevenson was found guilty following a trial at Carlisle Crown Court of three counts of sexually assaulting a child.

He also breached a sexual offences prevention order he was handed in 2006 for raping and indecently assaulting a teenage girl.

The 53-year-old of Compton Street, Carlisle, will be sentenced on 21 July.

Judge Peter Davies said in view of his previous rape conviction Stevenson faced a life prison sentence unless there were deemed to be "exceptional circumstances".

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