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Bid to overturn verdicts against sex offender fail


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A convicted paedophile jailed for molesting three young girls over a two-year period has failed in a bid to clear his name.

Henry Creaney (58) was seeking to overturn verdicts that he subjected the victims to a catalogue of abuse at his home in Portadown, Co Armagh.

But judges at the Court of Appeal rejected claims that an unbalanced charge to the jury cast doubt over the safety of the convictions.

Creaney, formerly of Churchill Park in the town, received a 10-year prison sentence at Craigavon Crown Court last year.

He had been found guilty on all 19 charges against him, including 12 counts of gross indecency with or towards a child and seven indecent assaults on a female. His sex crimes spanned a period from June 2002 to October 2004.

At the time the three victims were aged between seven and 11.

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