Worksop: Jury considering verdict in youth worker sex trial

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The jury in the case of a youth worker accused of having sex with a vulnerable 15-year-old he was meant to be supporting has retired to consider its verdict.

Mark Wakeling, 46, of Portland Road, Langwith has been on trial at Nottingham Crown Court.

He denies seven counts, including sexual activity with a child under 16, causing a child to engage in sexual activity by virtue of being in a position of trust, and sending and receiving sexualised text messages.

The charges span more than two years, between January 2009 and May 2011.

Wakeling was employed as a personal advisor at the Connexions office in Ryton Street, Worksop, the court heard.

Judge Philip head told the jury they must return unanimous verdicts on all the charges.