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Paedo targeted boys on Minecraft

Adam Isaac
Adam Isaac

A paedophile who targeted two teenage boys on online computer game Minecraft is facing jail after admitting a string of child sex offences.

Adam Isaac, 22, pleaded guilty to six charges of causing or inciting child prostitution or pornography, one charge of engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child and one charge of possessing indecent images.

Merthyr Crown Court heard the offences were committed between August 2015 and January 2016 against two boys aged 13 and 14.

Sue Ferrier, defending, asked Judge Richard Twomlow for an adjournment for the preparation of a pre-sentence report.

She said: "He does understand that these are serious matters and he has been trying to address these issues himself."

The prosecution did not open the case against Isaac but will be applying for a sexual harm prevention order at the next hearing.

Isaac, of Maesgwynne, Cefn Coed, Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales, was released on conditional bail until he is sentenced on December 16.

The judge told him: "You have pleaded guilty to a number of serious offences. I am going to ask for a pre-sentence report so the court knows more about you.

"The fact I am doing this is no indication of the sort of sentence you will expect. In all likelihood it will be a prison sentence - you must understand that."

Minecraft was created by Swede Markus Persson, who is now a billionaire, and officially launched in 2011.

The game, which has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide, allows players to construct things from 3D blocks.