Man pleads guilty to sex crimes against young girls

St Albans Crown & County Court PNL-150729-152323001
St Albans Crown & County Court PNL-150729-152323001

A man accused of sex crimes against young girls has pleaded guilty in court to all 13 counts of indecent assault.

Graham Leslie Oliver, 57, appeared at St Albans Crown Court yesterday (Wednesday, July 29) accused of assaulting different girls in Hemel Hempstead and Berkhamsted on various dates dating back to the 1970s.

All of the victims were under the age of 16 at the time of the allegations.

The most recent count accused Oliver of committing a sexual assault on a date earlier this year.

Oliver faced five further counts of sex offences against young girls dating back a number of years.

He was accused of three counts of committing indecent assaults against young girls, all alleged to have been committed in Hemel Hempstead.

He faced a further historical charge of committing an act of gross indecency against a young girl, again in Hemel Hempstead.

At the time of the earliest alleged incidents, Oliver would have been a teenager himself.

Her Honour Judge Marie Catterson said to Oliver: “A lengthy custodial sentence is inevitable – you had better brace yourself for that.”

Oliver, of Heol Fedw, Swansea, Wales, remains in police custody and will appear for sentencing on Friday, August 21.