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Entertainer admits child sex abuse

A children's entertainer has pleaded guilty to a string of internet sex offences involving young boys, police have said.

Jason William Gaunt, 22, who worked at holiday camps, was arrested after Surrey Police's paedophile online investigation team probed a series of online-related offences involving children under the age of 16.

Appearing at Guildford Crown Court on Wednesday, he pleaded guilty to five counts of engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child, two counts of attempting to engage in sexual activity in the presence of a child, three counts of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and one count of engaging in sexual activity with a child.

Gaunt also admitted one count of sexual activity with a child, six counts of making and possessing indecent images of a child, and one count of attempting to distribute an indecent photo of a child, a Surrey Police spokesman said.

The offences, which involved three different boys, were carried out between August 2008 and February this year.

Gaunt, of Leander Close, Walsall, West Midlands, was remanded in custody to appear at the court for sentencing on January 12.

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