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Paedophile in court on new child abuse charges
A PAEDOPHILE who is serving an indefinite sentence has appeared in court on fresh child abuse charges.
John Sykes, 50, pleaded guilty to eight counts of indecent assault on a male dating back to the 1990s.
He will be sentenced at Teesside Crown Court next month once probation officers compile a background report.
Sykes is serving his sentence in HMP Leeds following a conviction at the city's crown court in June 2012.
The new offences relate to a series of attacks on a boy in Middlesbrough between 1991 and 1993.
As he was taken from the dock back into custody, people in the public gallery shouted "dirty b**tard" and "f***ing rat".
The five-foot pervert, who is originally from Teesside, will be sentenced on April 25.