AN Anglesey man was warned to expect prison after he changed his plea and admitted a child sex offence.

Henry Bayliss, 54, of Bryn y Mor in Holyhead, was due to go on trial at Mold Crown Court today (Tuesday).

But his barrister Matthew Dunford asked that the charges be put to his client again.

Bayliss then admitted charges of sexual touching of a girl under the age of 13, making an indecent photograph of the girl, and possessing 141 category C indecent images of children.

The offences date back to November of last year.

Judge Rhys Rowlands ordered a full pre-sentence report which he said would look at the issue of any future risk.

But it would be custody and the report would simply go to the length of sentence, he said.

The judge said that there was quite a lot of background to the case.

He said that the defendant had taken an overdose when the case was previously due to go for trial.

Bayliss was ordered to register with the police as a sex offender.

The judge said that he would receive credit in sentence because a very young witness had been spared from giving evidence but it would not be as much had he pleaded guilty at an earlier stage.

Bayliss was remanded in custody to be sentenced on January 14 next year.