A PAEDOPHILE has been warned he is likely to go to jail after he admitted historic sex offences against two girls.

Robert Midgley, aged 61, of Bromwich Street, The Haulgh, admitted four counts of indecent assault on girls. The crimes took place in the 1970s.

The charges relate to two girls, one who was aged between eight and 10 during the abuse and one who was aged between 10 and 11.

The charges are specimen counts in which the abuse occurred more than once.

Midgley pleaded guilty on the day of the trial, but denied one of the charges, which will lie on file and over which no further action will be taken.

Judge Peter Davies adjourned the case until September 5 to allow for a pre-sentence report to be prepared.

Judge Davies, at Bolton Crown Court, said: “Robert Midgley, you will be sentenced on September 5.

“In cases like these the overwhelming likelihood is one of custody.”