Saturday 16 November 2019

Jordanian paralympic athletes to face child sex charges in North

David Young

THREE members of the Jordanian Paralympic team will appear in court in Northern Ireland today charged with sexual offences.

The Jordanian squad is one of several Paralympic national teams based in the region and has been using the Antrim Forum as a training base in advance of the Games beginning next week.

A 23-year-old-man was charged with two counts of sexual activity with a child, one count of sexual assault against a woman and voyeurism.

A 35-year-old man was charged with two counts of causing sexual activity with a child.

The third man charged, a 36-year-old, faces one count of sexual assault against a woman.

They were arrested in Antrim, which is around 22 miles from Belfast, on Monday night following claims of indecent assault.

Interpreters had to be called in to help police with their questioning of the three men.

They are due to appear in Coleraine Magistrates' Court in Co Derry.

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