October 2016

Omagh man admits child sex offences

A 23-YEAR-OLD Omagh man has pleaded guilty to multiple sexual offences including voyeurism, possessing indecent images of children and inciting children to engage in sexual activity.

Rory Kelly of Pinefield Drive originally denied the 35 charges, but changed his plea in the dock of Dungannon Crown Court.

He admitted 21 counts of recording a person carrying out a private act without their consent on various dates between October 16 2013 and July 11 2014.

There are also six counts of intentionally engaging a female child aged under 16 to engage in sexual activity.

These took place on dates between February 21 and April 6 2013.

On May 14 2014 there is a single count of the same charge against a female child aged under 13.

Finally Kelly admitted seven counts of possessing indecent images of a child between January 12 to July 2 2014.

There are five female victims in the case, four aged under 16 and one aged under 13.

Kelly was remanded on continuing bail whilst pre-sentence reports are prepared.

However given the nature of the charges, Judge Stephen Fowler ruled sex offender registration was required immediately.

Kelly will be notified of the duration and requirements of compliance when he returns for sentencing in November.