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Craigavon student pleads guilty to two counts of sexual assault on two victims

Brendan McMullan

This is the Co. Armagh man who has given up his university place after he was accused of sexually assaulting two women.

On Wednesday at Craigavon Crown Court, 21-year-old Brendan McMullan confessed his guilt to two charges of sexual assault, one against each victim, both them committed on February 2 last year.

With McMullan appearing by videolink from the offices of GR Ingram solicitors, defence counsel Gavyn Cairns revealed the 21-year-old had been at university but after he was accused of the offences “his studies have met with a hiatus” and he has surrendered his place as he “had difficulty maintaining his studies throughout the proceedings.”

He agreed with Judge Roseanne McCormick QC that “the court would benefit” from a pre-sentence probation report especially as McMullan, from Carrigart Manor in Craigavon, had a clear record.

Freeing McMullan on bail and with an order to now sign the police sex offenders register, the judge said she would pass sentence on January 11 next year.

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