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Scarborough pub landlord admits sexual assault on girl

Anthony Graham Burnard pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a girl
Anthony Graham Burnard pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a girl

A Scarborough pub landlord has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a girl.

Anthony Graham Burnard, 79, appeared at Scarborough Magistrates' Court this morning charged with assaulting a child by sexually touching her.

Burnard, of the Trafalgar Hotel, Trafalgar Street West, pleaded guilty to the offence which took place at the Trafalgar Hotel on 10 June 2018.

Colette Dixon, prosecuting, said that Burnard's actions were an "abuse of a position of trust" which caused "significant distress".

He has been released on conditional bail until the sentencing which will take place at York Crown Court on 22 October.