Wednesday 21 February 2018

Duo guilty of sexual abuse

Francis McLoughlin
Francis McLoughlin

Two men who sexually abused two brothers when they were young boys in the 1960s and 1970s will be sentenced in October.

Francis McLoughlin (64) and Brian Wynne (59) will be sentenced in October and were remanded on bail.

They were found guilty by a jury after a three-week trial of indecently assaulting the boys.

The jury had spent almost ten hours deliberating.

McLoughlin, of Mahanagh, Cloonloo was found guilty of 16 counts which included offences against both boys.

Wynne, originally of Cloonloo but now living in London, was convicted of all five charges he faced against one of the victims.

McLoughlin and Wynne had denied the charges. They came into contact with the victims, now aged 57 and 53, when they got jobs in a family business.

The younger of the victims told the jury he wasn't able to document the number of times he was assaulted it was so frequent.

* full story page 4 of this week's paper

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