Police Welcome Child Sex Offender Sentencing Despite Only 4 Years in Prison

Detectives have welcomed the sentencing of  a 53 year old man at Newry Crown Court on Tuesday 14th December.

The man was sentenced to 7 years and 10 months for a number of sexual offences against a child, including , sexual assault by penetration, inciting child family member to engage in sexual activity and indecent exposure. 

He will serve a total of 3 years and 11 months in prison and 3 years and 11 months on licence.

He will be placed on the Sex Offenders Register indefinitely.

Constable Lyons said: “Officers in the Police Service of Northern Ireland remain committed to investigating all reports of sexual offences against children and young people. We will seek to place offenders before the courts so they can be made amenable for their crimes. 

Please be assured that we have specially trained officers who will treat victims with sensitivity and respect – at every stage of the process. I would continue to encourage anyone who has experienced any form of sexual abuse to contact police on 101, or in an emergency call 999.”


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