Robert Mortimer entered guilty pleas to three charges

​A CASTERTON man has entered guilty pleas to grooming a child and child pornography charges.

Robert Mortimer, ​66, ​of Mitchell Street, appeared in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court for a committal mention​ hearing​.

After negotiations, he entered guilty pleas to three charges - using a carriage service to groom a child, possessing child pornography and soliciting child pornography using a carriage service.

Four other charges were dropped. 

 When asked, Mr Mortimer said he pleaded guilty to the remaining charges. 

Magistrate Michael Coghlan adjourned the hearing of the case to the next sitting of th​e​ Warrnambool County Court starting on August 28.

Bail conditions included that Mr Mortimer not access the internet or social media. 

In a separate hearing, Koroit man Louis Chilton, ​20, ​of Black Street, entered a guilty plea to downloading 47 child pornography videos in mid-December last year.

Six other charges were ​struck out.

His case was also adjourned to the next sitting of the county court.

Mr Chilton's bail condition​s​ include that he not leave Victoria, not contact witnesses and not engage in any child-related work, either paid or voluntary.

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