A Hamilton police officer is “more or less” admitting he is guilty of the allegation of sexual activity with a prostitute, according to his lawyer.

Thomas McKay’s lawyer Gary Clewley and prosecutor Marco Visentini were part of a telephone police services act hearing Thursday morning. Clewley said during the hearing that his client has “more or less admitted his guilt.”

According to police act documents, McKay is alleged to have engaged in sexual activity with a sex worker in July of last year while off duty.

He is also accused of lying to an on-duty officer about “the informant status of an individual.”

McKay’s hearing is set to resume on April 24, when an agreed statement of facts about the case is expected to be presented.