BBC NEWS, London

Pc admits sex with teenage girl

A policeman has admitted having sex with a 14-year-old girl over a period of almost two years.
Kevin Hicks, 37, pleaded guilty to having unlawful sex and indecently assaulting a girl under 16 years old.

Hicks, of East Huntspill, near Highbridge in Somerset, was suspended from the police in February.

Judge Julian Lambert, sitting at Bristol Crown Court, told Hicks: "You are in a whole world of trouble and every sentencing option is available."

The Pc admitted the sex offences between 1 April 2002, and 7 February 2004.

He admitted three charges of having unlawful sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old girl and one charge of indecently assaulting the same girl between the ages of 14 and 15.

Judge Lambert remanded Hicks in custody and adjourned sentencing for reports at a date yet to be fixed.

"And all that was left was hope"