The lawyer representing Gwynneville cricket coach and accused child groomer Christopher Cranny has told a court he expects his client will plead guilty to negotiated charges at his next appearance.
Cranny is facing 14 charges in total stemming from his alleged behaviour towards three boys between 2015 and 2019.
His behaviour allegedly included performing sexual acts in front of them and grooming them for sexual activity.
He was arrested at his Gwynneville home in January and originally faced eight charges relating to a single alleged victim.
Police laid additional charges after two more boys came forward with complaints.
Cranny remains on bail and was not required to attend Wollongong Local Court on Wednesday during a brief mention of his matter.
However, Cranny's lawyer, Aaron Kernaghan, sent an email to the court advising Magistrate Jillian Kiely that he had commenced plea negotiations with prosecutors on his client's behalf and that the matter "will proceed ultimately as a committal for sentence".
He said the details of the plea were the subject of the current negotiations.
The case was adjourned to August 5, with the court ordering that Cranny attend on that day if he intends to enter pleas.
Cranny, who is heavily involved in the Illawarra cricket community as a coach and committee member, is banned from being in the presence of, or contacting, any children under the terms of his strict bail.
The conditions prevent him working as a teacher or running his private cricket coaching business.