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Jadd William Brooker pleads guilty to 141 child offences

An Adelaide man has pleaded guilty to 141 child offences over alleged incidents spanning more than three years.

A South Australian man has pleaded guilty to more than 100 child offences.

Jadd William Brooker, 39, was slapped with 141 new charges over alleged incidents that happened between March 2017 and August 2020 in Glenelg East and other unknown addresses across the state.

His charges relate to communicating with a child to engage in sexual activity; distributing, producing and obtaining child exploitation material; sexually exploiting a child and maintaining a relationship with a child.

He entered guilty pleas to all 141 offences when he appeared via video link in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on Monday.

During his court appearance the defendant entered his guilty pleas by submitting a signed document that was handed to Magistrate Simon Smart by lawyer Tim Clarke.

Usually, defendants enter their pleas after having each individual charge read aloud in the courtroom and the accused would verbally respond to each.

Given the large number of offences committed by Brooker, it was agreed that he could enter his pleas by signing the document.

Brooker has admitted 182 crimes in total.

Since the Glenelg East resident’s arrest last year, the number of charges laid against him have climbed.

He previously pleaded guilty to 41 similar charges against him that are due to be heard in the District Court.

Brooker is due to reappear in court in January.

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