George Lord (Tory) former head of Worcestershire County Council
Disgraced ex-Tory council leader George Lord on Thursday admitted molesting a teenage girl more than 30 years ago and groping another junior member of staff in the town hall while he was in office.
Dr George Lord, 79, former head of Worcestershire County Council, assaulted the girl – aged either 14 or 15 – between 1977 and 1979 while he was a church preacher.
Lord, from Bromsgrove, Worcs., had already been convicted of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old girl in the council chamber while he was leader in 2010.
Reporting restrictions have only just been lifted to allow the media to report on the latest case.
A previous hearing was told Lord assaulted the girl by ”touching her bottom and vagina” without her consent.
Lord on Thursday pleaded guilty to three charges of indecent assault at Birmingham Crown Court.
Lord, wearing a dark shirt and grey tie, stared straight ahead during the 10-minute hearing.
He admitted indecently assaulting a 14 or 15-year-old girl between September 1977 and 1979.
Lord was remanded into custody for pre-sentence reports and was warned he faces a prison sentence.
Judge Nigel Godsmark QC told him: “You have pleaded guilty to three charges of indecent assault".