A WOODLEY dance company owner paid a 15-year-old girl to send him sexual images of herself, a court has heard. 

Richard Still, director of Vibez Dance Ballroom and Latin School, pleaded guilty at Reading Crown Court on Monday (November 13) to four sexual offences against a child.

The 38-year-old dance champion admitted to asking a girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, to send him images that were sexual or erotic in nature in exchange for payments into her bank account.

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He also pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual activity with a child.

Still was also charged with four other counts including making and possessing indecent images of a child and engaging in sexual communications with a child but the Crown Prosecution Service have agreed to drop these charges.

The dance teacher was due to be sentenced at Reading Crown Court on Monday (November 13) but the case was incorrectly sent to the court as a trial preparation hearing.

Instead, Still was re-arraigned and his sentencing has been adjourned until December 19 at the same court.

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He remains on bail with the condition that he does not attend Vibez Dance Studio, based in Crockhamwell Road, Woodley, during opening hours, he only stay at his home address in Louden Square, Earley, and he cannot be with a child under the age of 18 without the supervision of an adult.