A YOUTH worker employed on a fishing project has admitted sending texts of a sexual nature to a young girl.
Alan Thomas Ellis, 43, was employed by the “Get Hooked on Fishing Project” which aims to get vulnerable people involved in the sport.
But a girl, aged under 16, who went on the course and sent him a text message asking when the next one would be held was shocked to receive inappropriate texts from him.
In court they were described as inappropriate and full of sexual comments.
She later told social workers the text conversation was becoming dirty, it scared her, and social services told police.
Ellis of Leighton Court in Connah’s Quay, but formerly of Castle View Caravan Park at Halkyn, admitted sending six text messages which were grossly offensive, indecent, obscene or menacing.
Paul Abraham, defending, told the court: “Through me Mr Ellis wants to express his regret.”
Ellis was placed on an 18-month community order with supervision and £85 costs.