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Man charged over sex abuse of boy

A 45-year-old man has been returned for trial accused of child sex offences against a boy in Belfast.

Colin Francis Shaw faces two counts of committing an act of gross indecency with or towards a child.

The alleged offences were carried out between December 2005 and March 2006.

Shaw, whose address was given as HMP Maghaberry, appeared before Belfast Magistrates Court for a preliminary inquiry into the case.

A Public Prosecution Service representative sought to have him stand trial on the basis of a case to answer.

The application was granted, with Shaw returned to the Crown Court on a date to be fixed.

Belfast Telegraph