A 20-YEAR-OLD Dursley man has admitted having sex with a 15-year-old girl when he was a teenager.

Ryan Jones, of Hillside Court, Bull Pitch, Dursley, was 18 himself at the time.

He pleaded guilty at Cirencester Courthouse on Thursday to two offences of sexual activity including intercourse with a 15-year-old girl in Stroud on August 1/2, 2021.

Jones was released on bail and will be sentenced at Gloucester Crown Court on January 18.

He must sign the sex offenders register until then.

After telling the court he was guilty of both charges Jones added: "She tried to make me believe she was older."

Robin Shellard, defending, said "He was only 18 himself at the time. Why it has taken two years for him to get to court today when he confessed at an early stage I have no idea.

"He is 20 now. He is in work and was of good character.

"I would ask for a pre-sentence report on him."

Judge Keith Cutler agreed to order a pre-sentence report and told Jones he will get full credit for his early guilty plea.