A 29-year-old man has been warned he may be facing prison for grooming and sexually abusing a boy from the Bradford area.

Adam Greenhough pleaded guilty to three offences against the 13-year-old at Bradford Crown Court yesterday.

He admitted meeting a child following sexual grooming between January 1 and 31, 2011, and two offences of sexual activity with a child, between January 3 and 31, 2011.

Greenhough, of Mixenden Court, Halifax, stood trial last year for five alleged offences involving the boy but the jury was discharged part-way through the case.

He faced a retrial yesterday but the hearing was abandoned after the Crown accepted his guilty pleas to three charges.

Greenhough’s barrister, Edward Bindloss, said his client was of previous good character and had asperger's syndrome.

He asked for a six-week adjournment for probation and psychological reports.

“He understands the risk of an immediate custodial sentence,” he said.

Judge David Hatton QC adjourned sentence until May 9.