A 59-year-old man will be sentenced at a later date after pleading guilty to two child sex charges.

Michael Spriggs, of Compton Street, Dudley Hill, Bradford, admitted two charges of sexual activity with a child when he appeared at Bradford Crown Court today. He also pleaded guilty to a charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

Spriggs pleaded not guilty to 18 other child sex offence charges and prosecutor Robin Mairs told the court those pleas were acceptable.

Judge John Potter ordered a pre-sentence report and granted Spriggs bail but warned him to prepare himself for a custodial sentence.