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Man charged in relation to alleged sexual assault on girl in Antrim

The man (18) is due to appear before Coleraine Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.

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Updated Aug 7th 2022, 10:50 AM

AN 18-YEAR-OLD man has been charged in relation to an alleged sexual assault on a young teenage girl in Co Antrim.

The girl in question is aged between 13 and 16 years old.

The man is due to appear before Coleraine Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.

On Friday, PSNI officers received a report that a “young teenage girl” had been sexually assaulted in the Ballymoney area on Thursday between 4pm and 6pm.

Detective Chief Inspector Kerry Brennan said the assault “occurred close to a leisure centre premises, close to outdoor football pitches”.

Brennan appealed for anyone who may have information that can assist with the investigation to come forward.

She added that “all information will be treated with the utmost sensitivity” and urged the public to let officers “be the judge of the importance of the information”.

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Updated on 7 August by Órla Ryan

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