Norfolk care worker admits sexual activity with a person with a mental disorder

PUBLISHED: 13:59 14 May 2018 | UPDATED: 13:59 14 May 2018

Norwich Crown Court. Picture Adrian Judd.

Norwich Crown Court. Picture Adrian Judd.

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A care worker has admitted a sexual offence involving a person with a mental disorder when he appeared at Norwich Crown Court.

David Margrie, 59, had been due to go on trial over the allegation but entered his plea before a jury was sworn in.

Margrie, of Canon’s Walk, Thetford, admitted sexual activity with a person with a mental disorder and his case was adjourned until June 11 for full pre-sentence reports.

Judge Andrew Shaw said in this case he would be looking to impose a community order of some type on Margrie and would not be imposing a jail sentence.

He told Margrie: “ I have in mind a community sentence.”

However he said he needed to adjourn the case to obtain a report on Margrie from probation.

Lori Tucker, who appeared for the prosecution, accepted the plea and said that there were guidelines for this offence.

Mark Roochove appeared for Margrie.

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