Ballintoy pervert sentenced for abusing children
A Ballintoy man has been handed a ten year custodial sentence after pleading guilty to a string of sexual offences against children.
Sammy Smylie, 60, of Larrybane Park, appeared at Antrim Crown court in July when he pleaded guilty to 26 charges spanning a period between 2006 and 2017.
Smylie faced 18 charges relating to three individuals – two males and a female – between 2009 and June 7 this year.
The charges include:
Three of rape against a male
Nine of sexual assault
Two charges of false imprisonment
Two charges of indecent assault on a male
One charge of gross indecency with a male
Five charges of causing or inciting a child under the age of 13 – a boy – to engage in sexual activity.