London - A 12-year-old girl who admitted indecent assaults on three young boys was placed on a sex offenders' register on Monday by a court in north-west England.

The girl, who cannot be identified, was also placed under a supervision order for 12 months by the court in Manchester.

She had admitted three charges of indecent assault against three boys aged four, five and six, in the summer of 1998, and two other charges of inciting another girl under 14 to commit acts of gross indecency.

She is the youngest girl placed on the register, a measure introduced by the British government to keep tabs on offenders. - Sapa-AFP