A PERVERTED pensioner who sexually attacked five young girls in about a decade is facing jail, at Burnley Crown Court.

Albert Clarke, now 67, last Friday admitted one count of indecency with a child, five charges of sexual assault on a child under 13 and six allegations of assault on a child under 13 by penetration. The offences took place between 2003 and last year and the charges are specimens.

Clarke, of Colne Road, Burnley, was ordered to sign the Sexual Offenders Register. He had no previous convictions and his barrister David Pojur told the hearing the defendant had “led a blameless life” until the offences.

Clarke was conditionally bailed until March 7, for a pre-sentence report. He must tell the police of any change of address, report to Burnley Police Station on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, must not contact named individuals and is banned from having contact with any child under 16, unless under the direct supervision of an adult with full knowledge of his guilty pleas.