Gwynneville cricket coach and primary school teacher Christopher Cranny has pleaded guilty to child grooming and indecency charges in court this morning.
Cranny appeared in Wollongong Local Court a short time ago, where his lawyer Aaron Kernaghan formally entered pleas of guilty to 11 charges.
A further nine charges will be taken into account when Cranny faces sentencing in November.
Prosecutors formally withdrew seven charges.
Among those charges Cranny has confessed to are two counts of grooming a child for unlawful sexual activity, which the Mercury understand relates to two separate victims.
Cranny has also confessed to multiple counts of intentionally doing a sexual act with a child and aggravated indecency (victim under 16 years).
Mr Kernaghan had previously indicated his client intended to plead guilty to some of the charges, with the case adjourned multiple times for negotiations with prosecutors to occur.
Cranny was excused from attending court on those occasions but was required to front the magistrate on Monday for the pleas to be entered.
Cranny was arrested at his Gwynneville home in January following a police investigation and originally faced eight charges relating to a single alleged victim.
Police laid additional charges after two more boys came forward with complaints.
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 primary school teacher or running his private cricket coaching business.
More to come.