Thursday 29 September 2016

Man charged over rape of teenage boy in Irish park

Published 20/07/2016 | 08:55

Police are investigating the rape of a teenage boy as he walked home in west Belfast
Police are investigating the rape of a teenage boy as he walked home in west Belfast

A man has been charged with a number of sexual offences in connection with the rape of a 16-year-old boy in a city park.

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The 16-year-old was making his way from the Falls Park in Belfast, where he left his friends at around 1am, when he was approached by a man.

Terrified, the young victim tried to hurry away but was overpowered by the man who sexually assaulted him on a pathway near Ardmonagh Family Centre in Turf Lodge.

Following the sexual assault, the victim rushed home in a distressed state and police were contacted straight away.

On Wednesday, Police charged a 39-year-old man.

He is to appear at Belfast Magistrates' Court. As is usual procedure, all charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.

Belfast Telegraph

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