A 72-YEAR-OLD South Cerney man has admitted sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl on a number of occasions.

Paul Hurrell of The Leonards,South Cerney sexually abusing the girl over a three year period, Gloucester Crown Court was told.

Hurrell pleaded guilty to committing seven sex offences against the girl on various dates between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2012.

His Honour Judge Ian Lawrie QC ordered Hurrell to be placed on the Sex Offenders Register indefinitely and remanded him in custody until August 8, when he will be sentenced.