Paedophile arrested after failing to appear in court

Paedophile Aaron Wilson, 23, handed himself in for arrest on Friday (March 23).
Paedophile Aaron Wilson, 23, handed himself in for arrest on Friday (March 23).

A man who failed to appear in court after admitting to sexually abusing a child in St Leonards has been arrested in Leicestershire.

Police had been seeking 23-year-old Aaron Wilson for arrest after he failed to attend a sentencing hearing at Lewes Crown Court on January 12.

Police say he had previously pleaded guilty to five counts of sexual activity with a child and one count of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity at a property in St Leonards in January 2015. Police say he had arranged to meet a girl in St Leonards having made contact with her online from his home in Leicester.

Following an appeal for information about his whereabouts, Wilson handed himself in to a police a police in Leicester on Friday (March 23) and was arrested.