AN ELDERLY Newport man has admitted 27 counts of historic sexual offences, across more than three decades, the majority against children.

Geoffrey Morris, of Holyrood Street, was remanded in custody following the hearing at the Isle of Wight Crown Court today (Tuesday, December 4).

Morris, 77, will be sentenced in court on January 11.

He pleaded guilty to ten counts of sexual activity with a child under the age of 13, five counts of sexual assault, seven counts of indecency with a child, two counts of indecent assault on a male, one count of inciting a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity, and two counts of engaging in sexual activity with a child.

Four other counts will lie on the file.

There were several victims through more than three decades.