Sentencing delayed in indecent assault case

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SENTENCING in the case of a Cookstown man who admitted indecently assaulting a female, has been adjourned after his lawyers asked for time to file additional reports.

Barry Hugh McCann, 33, from Molesworth Street in the town, pleaded guilty at an Omagh Crown Court sitting in April to intentionally touching his victim, the circumstances being that the touching was sexual, on February 24 last year.

McCann also entered a guilty plea to a charge of associating with females under 17 years of age, in breach of a Sexual Offences Prevention Order against him, on the same date.

At a further sitting of Omagh Crown Court on May 8, the judge presiding in the case granted the defence team’s application for more time.

However, according to a Northern Ireland Courts Service spokesperson, the judge remanded McCann in custody until the date of sentencing “in view of the seriousness of the case”.

The plea and sentence hearing will take place at Omagh Crown Court on June 14.