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Ormeau Road man accused of touching child without consent in Belfast

Ciaran McAuley was arrested by police last Friday.
Ciaran McAuley was arrested by police last Friday.

A Belfast man was remanded in custody today charged with sexual activity with a child.

Ciaran James McAuley, 30, was arrested by police investigating an alleged incident in the south of the city last Friday.

McAuley, with an address on the Ormeau Road, also faces a count of breaching a Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO) on the same date.

He appeared before Belfast Magistrates' Court in handcuffs.

According to the charges McAuley intentionally and sexually touched a child aged between 13 and 16 without their consent.

The alleged breach of the SOPO involved being in the presence of children.

No further details were disclosed during the brief hearing, and McAuley did not apply for bail.

District Judge Fiona Bagnall remanded him in custody to appear again by video-link in four weeks time. ends

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