Man admits sex charge

A 30-year-old Scarborough man has admitted communicating with a child in an inappropriate manner at a court hearing.

Jamie Patel, of Eastway in Eastfield, appeared before Oban Sherriff Court in Scotland yesterday and has been placed on the sex offenders register.

He pleaded guilty to the offence, under section 34i of the Sexual Offences Scotland Act, of communicating with a child in a sexual manner.

The court heard that offences were committed between May 14 and May 23 this year.

Patel, who uses the stage name Jason Knight, will be sentenced next month.