A teenager, who sexually abused three young members of the same family, was warned he may go into custody after finally admitting his crimes.
Jake Brookfield, 18, of York Avenue, Hayes, Middlesex was himself aged between ten and fourteen years-old when he subjected the boy and two girls, who are younger than him, to the abuse.
“These are serious matters against young children,” Isleworth Crown Court Judge Robin Johnson told Brookfield yesterday. “I appreciate you were young at the time, but the fact I am bailing you does not rules out a custodial sentence.”
Brookfield was bailed until December 5 for probation and psychiatric reports and Judge Johnson, who ordered the defendant to sign the Sex Offenders Register within 72 hours, added: “The probation service should consider all options.
“This will be a troubling case for the sentencing judge.”
Brookfield pleaded guilty to four counts of inciting the boy to engage in sexual activity on various dates between November 7, 2005 and June 12, 2010.
He also admitted two counts of inciting one of the girl's to engage in sexual activity between August 5, 2006 and Jauary 1, 2011 and one count of inciting the other girl to engage in sexual activity between September 5, 2009 and January 1, 2011, when she was aged seven to nine years-old.
Brookfield denied five further counts, including a charge of rape, and they will not be proceeded with.
Prosecutor Mr. Tom Nicholson told the court: “Some of the incidents started when the defendant was ten years-old and probably would not have been charged if it was not for the escalation. The oldest was when he was fourteen years-old.
“The high watermark of the prosecution case is quite more serious than that to what the defendant has pleaded guilty to an there were discussions with the family.
“All three children were dreading giving evidence against the defendant and re-live what happened to them.”
Brookfield faces a maximum sentence of five years custody.