Belfast Telegraph

Man admits molesting teenage boy during trip

A man has pleaded guilty to sexually molesting a teenage boy on a weekend away.

Following legal discussions at Belfast Crown Court on Monday, James Oisin Gunn (20) pleaded guilty to a single charge of sexual activity with a child under 16 in June 2011.

Gunn, from Windermere Park, Belfast, had been on trial accused of a number of offences against his victim,

Those charges were “left on the books” after he pleaded guilty.

The jury of three men and nine women had earlier heard allegations that Gunn had touched his victim inappropriately while on an Irish-speaking weekend.

The now 17-year-old had given evidence over a live television link to the court, claiming that having performed a sex act on him, Gunn then told him “you have to do it to me now”.

The teenager told police during a a video-taped interview that when Gunn came back from the toilet, he “got on top of me” and started groping him.

“He was smiling and laughing saying ‘you will be all right, you will be all right’,” claimed the schoolboy, who further claimed that Gunn then tried to have sex with him.

When his ordeal was over, he told the officer that Gunn said: “This is great, we can do this every time — good times, good times.”

Following Gunn's change of plea, His Honour Judge Kinney adjourned passing sentence until after the summer break when pre-sentence probation reports have been compiled.

Gunn was released on bail pending sentencing.

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