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Cushendall man sentenced for indecent assault and gross indecency


Today, Thursday January 12th, Martin McKillop, a 57-year-old man from the Cushendall area was sentenced at Antrim Crown Court for a number of offences including indecent assault on a female and gross indecency.


Martin McKillop was sentenced to five years in prison and three years on probation. He will be placed on the Sex Offenders Register indefinitely and will be subject to a restraining order for ten years with regards to the victims.



Detective Chief Inspector Kerry Brennan said:


"Martin Mckillop's actions are reprehensible. He took advantage of his young victims, tormenting them and leaving them feeling scared, when they should have felt safe within their childhood.


"No child should ever have their innocence taken away from them in this way.



"We would like to thank the victims, now adults, for coming forward and speaking out. We know this is not an easy thing to do, and commend your bravery for helping bring this abuser to justice.


"We urge anyone who has experienced any form of sexual abuse to report to police. Do not suffer in silence. Call 101 or 999 in cases of emergency."



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