Man with Broughshane address denies allegation of attempted sexual communication with a child

A man denies an allegation of ‘attempted sexual communication with a child’.

The charge faced by Peter David Clyde (39), whose address was listed on the charge sheet as Rocavan Meadow, Broughshane, relates to January 18 last year.

The specifics of the charge are that ‘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 person was 16 years or over contrary to Article 3(1) of the Criminal Attempts and Conspiracy (Northern Ireland) 1983 and Article 22A of the Sexual Offences (Northern Ireland) Order 2008.’

The case was on the list at Ballymena Magistrates Court on Thursday and has been adjourned to mid-June to fix a date for a contest.

The defendant is on continuing bail.

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