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Northern Ireland's worst paedophile

Meet Northern Ireland’s most dangerous paedophile – pictured in today's Sunday Life.

Last week at Belfast Crown Court 43-year-old Richard McFarland was jailed for three years for serial breaches of a Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO) — but he could be back walking the streets of the city in just six months.

Jailing the category three predator — the most dangerous category — and ordering that he serve a further two years on licence after his release, Judge Tom Burgess said it was clear that McFarland had “no self control” when it came to his favoured sexual target – young boys.

For the full story, see this week's Sunday Life.

Belfast Telegraph