Man charged with ‘attempted sexual communication with a child’ has case further adjourned

Ballymena Court
Ballymena Court.

A man with a Broughshane address who is charged with ‘attempted sexual communication with a child’ and ‘paying for sexual services’ has had his case further adjourned.

Peter David Clyde (38), of Rocavan Meadow, Broughshane, is alleged to have committed the offences on January 18 this year.

The particulars of the first charge are that ‘being a person aged 18 years or over, for the purpose of obtaining sexual gratification,’ the defendant ‘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 that the defendant ‘did not reasonably believe that the person was 16 or over’.

The particulars of the second charge are that the defendant ‘obtained sexual services from a person in exchange for payment, the payment having been made or promised by you’.

At a previous court, District Judge Nigel Broderick released the defendant on £500 bail with conditions that he was not to have any contact with anyone under the age of 16 unless approved by social services; he had to reside at an address approved by police and he was not to access social media or ‘dating sites’.

The case was on the list again at Ballymena Magistrates Court on November 22 and further adjourned to early December.

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