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Cadet leader admits child sex offences
8:00am Friday 19th October 2012 in News
A CADET-LEADER is waiting to learn his fate after admitting a string of child sex offences.
Chris Pimm, 24, of Great Fox Meadow, Kelvedon Hatch, had been in a position of trust at Thorpe Bay Yacht Club where he taught youngsters.
He appeared before Basildon Crown Court where he pleaded guilty to seven offences relating to children.
Pimm admitted two counts of causing or inciting a boy under the age of 16 to engage in a sexual activity and three counts of attempting to engage in a sexual activity in the presence of a child.
These related to offences committed in last year.
He also admitted two counts of making indecent photographs of a child, in March 2011.
Nick Elmore, Commodore of Thorpe Bay Yacht Club, said: “When we heard about the problems he was expelled by the general committee and the parents were made aware by telephone and by e-mail.
“We have a lot of cadet members we need to protect and that’s why the action was taken so swiftly and so finally.” He said Pimm did not have a specific role but had been a member of the club since 2006.