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PSNI welcome suspended sentence for teenager involved in sexual activity with child

Detectives from Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Public Protection Branch have welcomed the sentence handed down to a 19-year-old County Armagh man at Newry Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.

The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was sentenced for his involvement in sexual activity with a child in July 2018.

The man was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment suspended for three years for a non-adult causing, or inciting child under 13, to engage in sexual activity.

He will also be subject to a Sexual Offences Prevention Order, has been placed on the Sex Offenders Register and has been barred from working with children.

Detective Constable Chambers said: “Our detectives in Public Protection Branch are committed to investigating all reports of sexual offences against children and young people.

“We will seek to place offenders before the courts so they can be made amenable for their crimes.

“I would like to take this opportunity to assure any victims of sexual abuse that they will be treated with sensitivity and respect, and I would continue to encourage anyone who has experienced any form of sexual abuse to contact police on 101, or ‘999’ in an emergency.”

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