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Co Down man Reavy charged with raping boy in 1990s

By Paul Higgins

A Co Down man has been accused of the sexual abuse and rape of a boy in an historical case.

Appearing at Lisburn Magistrates Court, 41-year-old Mark Laurence Reavy confirmed that he understood the seven charges against him and had no objection to the preliminary enquiry which would see his case referred to the Crown Court.

Reavy, from Glenside Avenue in Lisburn, is charged with four counts of indecent assault, two of committing acts of gross indecency with a child and one of buggery with a boy under 16, all alleged to have occurred on various dates between February 28, 1990 and February 26, 1993.

A prosecuting lawyer submitted the papers for the basis of a prima facie case against Reavy, a submission his solicitor took no issue with.

In court yesterday, Reavy declined the opportunity to comment on the charges or give evidence to the preliminary enquiry.

Returning the case to Craigavon Crown Court, District Judge Rosie Watters freed Reavy on continuing bail and ordered him to appear before the higher court on February 2 for his arraignment.

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