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Underage sex man avoids prison term

An 18-year old Belfast man, who met a girl online and then had sex with both her and her friend when they were aged just 14 and 15, has been placed on probation for three years.

Judge Gordon Kerr QC ruled, at Belfast Crown Court, that sending Aodhan Lynch to jail would be "catastrophic for his mental health."

Lynch (now 22), from Waterloo Park, Belfast, admitted grooming the girls and three counts of sex with a child.

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