Singleton man faces sentence

A SINGLETON man who was already on the Child Protection Register pleaded guilty yesterday to indecently assaulting a girl.

Leon Oxford was jailed for two years in 2007 for indecently assaulting a child under the age of 10, court documents stated.

He was sentenced in Tamworth Local Court on that occasion but his sentence was reduced by six months on appeal.

Oxford, 53, appearing in Newcastle Local Court yesterday via audiovisual link from Parklea Correctional Centre, pleaded guilty to molesting a girl twice last year.

He touched and kissed her inappropriately before she later gave an interview to police when inquiries were being conducted into another matter, a statement said.

Oxford's case was adjourned for sentence to next month.