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Former DUP mayor charged with sexual offences involving a child

Thomas Hogg will appear before Belfast Magistrates’ Court later this month.

DUP councillor Thomas Hogg has been charged with sexual offences involving a child (Rebecca Black/PA)
DUP councillor Thomas Hogg has been charged with sexual offences involving a child (Rebecca Black/PA)

By Rebecca Black, PA

A DUP councillor has been charged with sexual offences involving a child.

Thomas Hogg, 31, is set to appear before Belfast Magistrates’ Court later this month to face the charges.

He has been charged with sexual communication with a child and attempting to cause or incite children between 13 and 16 to engage in sexual activity.

Mr Hogg served as mayor of Newtownabbey from 2014-15.

He was awarded an MBE in the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to local government.

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