Man (51) is accused of ‘attempted sexual communication with child’

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A 51-year-old man has appeared in court charged with ‘attempted sexual communication with a child’.

Richard Nevin, of Ballyclogh Road, Bushmills, was at Coleraine Magistrates Court on Monday.

The one charge he faces is that ‘on dates between 27/09/2019 and 03/10/2019, being a person aged 18 years or over, for the purpose of obtaining sexual gratification, intentionally attempted to communicate with a person under 16 years, the communication being sexual or intended to encourage the said person to make a communication that was sexual, and you did not reasonably believe that the victim was 16 years or over’.

The defendant has yet to indicate a guilty or not guilty plea.

No other details regarding the allegation were given to the court.

The defendant had the case adjourned to March and as part of his bail he is to have no contact with any person under the age of 16 unless approved by social services.

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