Monday, 13 February 2012

Former SDLP councillor pleads guilty to sexually assaulting 11-year-old girl.

A former SDLP councillor [Derry City Council] has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl.

William McCorriston, 77, from Philip Street in Londonderry, admitted two counts of sexual assault on dates between 6 and 21 September, 2010.

The defence solicitor said his client had a very public persona, and could not believe he did what he did.

Judge Piers Grant said the court was concerned this was the normal modus operandi of "those carrying out these repulsive activities" in that they would start off at a low level and then continue if the child did not report it.

He said any sexual assault on a child had to be regarded as serious.

Read the full story from the source BBC News

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