Mossley man ‘likely to face further charges’ for sexual offences against children

SENTENCING of a 51-year-old Mossley man, who had earlier pleaded guilty to four sex charges involving a child, has been adjourned.

Judge John Edwards made the ruling after Minshull Street Crown Court, Manchester, heard that Ian Mills faces “likely further charges”.

Minshull Street Court, Manchester

The court was told they could be “greater in number and of more significance”.

Judge Edwards adjourned the case until October 28 for a review, explaining there would be “no point sentencing on two occasions”.

He added it is unlikely sentencing will take place on October 28 as a pre-sentence report would still need to be compiled.

Mills, who appeared by live video link from HMP Altcourse, will remain in custody.

Julian Goode, who was representing the Crown Prosecution Service, raised concerns that Mills did not have legal representation.

Mills explained he was not entitled to legal aid and could not raise the money for a solicitor.

Mills pleaded guilty at Stockport Magistrates Court on July 22 to the four charges relating to the period between December 2018 and July 2020.

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