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A soldier in Prince Harry's regiment was paid more than £16,000 to provide information and pictures about him to two newspapers, a court has heard

A soldier in Prince Harry's regiment was paid more than £16,000 to provide information and pictures about him to two newspapers, a court has heard

A soldier in Prince Harry's regiment was paid more than £16,000 to provide information and pictures about him to two newspapers, a court has heard

A child sex abuser who subjected his then 10-year-old victim to what a judge described as a catalogue of abuse has been jailed for a year.

John Curry (52) who is originally from the Tullyally area of the Waterside in Londonderry but whose address was given as Duncans Road in Lisburn, had 13 previous convictions, several of them for sex abuse offences.

Curry pleaded guilty to four charges of indecently assaulting the boy between January 1979 and December 1982.

A prosecution barrister told Judge Donna McColgan QC that the abuse, which involved indecent touching and other acts, occurred in a shed in Curry's back garden.

Some of the abuse occurred after the victim was returning home from choir practice.

The victim, who is now aged in his mid-40s, reported the abuse to the police in August 2012. He said Curry gave him £5 each time he abused him. The victim described some of the abuse as painful.

Curry was interviewed by the police in October 2012 and he denied the allegations before later pleading guilty.

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A pre-sentence report assessed Curry as a high risk re-offender.


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