Paedophile David Harmes who posed as model scout admits sex offences against 39 children in UK and six in US

A paedophile who posed as a model scout to lure child victims has admitted 88 sex offences.

David Harmes, 27, pleaded guilty to crimes involving 39 victims in the UK and six in the USA over a six-month period between July 2019 and February 2020.

He was remanded in custody at Chester Crown Court on Monday ahead of his sentencing on September 5.

Cheshire Police said his “deceit and manipulation was to fuel his twisted obsession”.

Harmes targeted youngsters aged between six and 15, all of whom except one were female.

Police said he used a number of disguises and would draw his victims in after spotting them on YouTube or Instagram.

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