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Man who incited girls to expose breasts is jailed

By Ashleigh McDonald

A 32-year-old man who admitted inciting teenage girls to engage in sexual activity via a webcam has been handed a 30-month sentence.

Neil McGinty, from University Street in Belfast, will spend six months in custody with an additional 24 months on supervised licence following the prison sentence after he was told by Judge David McFarland: "You are the type of person who would clearly benefit from intervention after your release from custody."

McGinty - described in court as "somewhat of a tragic and solitary figure" - pleaded guilty to a total of 12 charges including seven counts of making indecent images of children, and inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

Belfast Crown Court heard the two teenage girls in question were both aged between 14 and 16, and were asked by McGinty to expose their breasts. One was from Dublin, while the other girl was from America.

After listening to both the Crown and the defence, Judge McFarland branded the charges as "serious matters" and told McGinty "clearly there are victims in this case and they are vulnerable young girls".

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