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Pensioner in court on sex charges against three girls

Belfast Magistrates Court

A former youth club leader has appeared in Belfast Magistrates court charged with sexual assault offences against children up to 40 years ago.

James McNulty, 68, of Ballyreagh Way, Newtownards is accused of rape, three counts of gross indecency and two charges of indecent assault.

The alleged offences were committed against three girls in the Ardoyne area of north Belfast between 1969 and 1979.

He was released on continuing police bail to appear again in July.

The 68-year-old was arrested last month by officers from the PSNI's child abuse investigation team.

As part of his bail conditions he has been banned from entering the Ardoyne and also ordered not to leave Northern Ireland.

He was also banned from having any children in his home or making contact with alleged victims or witnesses.

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