Exeter law firm expresses shock at learning former employee Garry Stone is paedophile
A leading law firm has expressed its shock at learning one if its former employees has pleaded guilty to committing a series of sexual offences.
Garry Stone, of John Levers Way, has been sent to Exeter Crown Court for sentencing after pleading guilty to 14 charges.
The 40-year-old had been a database administrator at Michelmores before leaving in December last year.
Colette Stevens, the firm's HR director, said: "Garry Stone was employed at Michelmores in Exeter as a database administrator.
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"He left before Christmas 2012. We are naturally shocked by this news and will not be making any further comment".
The charges he admitted included observing a girl under the age of 13 getting undressed and recording that act in August 2009; several counts of inciting a girl, not resonably believing that she was aged 16 or over, to expose herself on a webcam between 2010 and 2011; engaging in a sexual activity in the presence of a girl under the age of 16; and charges related to intentionally touching a girl under the age of 16 when the touching was sexual and being recorded.
He also admitted possessing indecent photographs and movies featuring children.
He was released on conditional bail on the condition that he does not contact named witnesses, and has no contact with a child under 16 unless supervised by an adult responsible for that child. He also has to register with police.
Sentencing is due to take place on April 4.