Sex pest shock

PUBLISHED: 15:36 13 August 2008 | UPDATED: 22:09 15 June 2010

AN AXMOUTH campsite manager is horrified a convicted paedophile - who broke conditions of the sex offenders' register - stayed at his site for a month. Bernard Webber, of Axe Farm, Axmouth, camping site, expressed relief that Matthew Legg, 41, had since l

AN AXMOUTH campsite manager is horrified a convicted paedophile - who broke conditions of the sex offenders' register - stayed at his site for a month.Bernard Webber, of Axe Farm, Axmouth, camping site, expressed relief that Matthew Legg, 41, had since left after a police investigation.Legg, who was convicted of three counts of sexual assault against a girl under 14 in December 2000, admitted at Exeter Magistrates' Court failing to notify the police of his change of address when he moved from a hostel in Oxford.Legg began staying at the camp site in mid-June until his arrest on July 11.He said he had stayed there as a child and wanted to make a fresh start.Mr Webber said: "I didn't know until the police showed me his photograph. "I'm just glad he's gone out of the way - he wouldn't be welcome here now, especially at this time of year, with so many children around for the summer holidays. "You can't vet everyone who comes through the gate and you just can't tell. "He didn't cause any problems while he was here."He said he did not tolerate bad behaviour and those causing problems for other people would be removed from the site.Legg, of no fixed address, was released from Exeter Magistrates' Court despite his breach. His early guilty plea and cooperation with the police was asked to be taken into consideration when deciding the sentence. Legg is also said to be meeting the conditions of his bail, attending Heavitree Road Police Station every day.He has been ordered to appear at Exeter Magistrates' Court on September 5 for a committal hearing.

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