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Bail for teen who sent boys sex texts

A teenager jailed for sending sexual text messages to schoolboys has been granted bail ahead of his appeal against the sentence imposed.

Stewart Townsend (18) was ordered to serve four months in a young offenders' centre for three counts of harassment.

A sexual offences prevention order was also imposed for advances he made to boys aged between 14 and 16.

Townsend, of Elaine Street, Belfast, was himself aged 16 when the offences were committed.

Belfast Telegraph