Omagh man sentenced for sexual offenses with a child

After admitting to several sexual offences, a man was sentenced to four-and-a half years in prison </p> According to the court, the victim was 14 years of age when the abuse began.

Omagh man sentenced for sexual offenses with a child

After admitting to several sexual offences, a man was sentenced to four-and-a half years in prison

According to the court, the victim was 14 years of age when the abuse began.

Christopher Harley, 34 years old, Glenhull Walk, Omagh, has admitted to five counts of sexual activity with children on dates between May 2013, and May 2015.

Harley also admitted to sexual activity by an adult and a child on related dates.

Londonderry Crown Court in Coleraine heard that the offenses were committed when the girl was fourteen years old and Harley was 26 years old.

According to some reports, Harley had first had an affair with the victim in Harley's home after she stayed over the night.

The defendant's mother confronted him the next morning and said that the victim was too young. She also told him to tell the girl to go.

The court was informed that the girl had fled the children's home, where she was living on multiple occasions. She then began to drink and take drugs with the defendant.

Harley denied that any sexual activity took place before Harley was 16.

He called the girl an "actress", and denied that he had kept in touch with her. He said that she was the one who contacted a man.

Social services described the girl as having "complex need" and she said that her experience had "ruined me as an individual".

Harley claimed that his behavior was caused by alcohol.

He stated that he felt "embarrassed" and "shameful".

Judge said that there were several aggravating factors, including Harley's age and victim's vulnerability, grooming and grooming.

Harley was sentenced to four-and-a half years in prison, and ordered to sign the sex offenders register for an indefinite time. A sexual offences prevention order (SOPO), was also imposed for an indefinite duration.

BBC News NI has reached out to the Western Health Trust for a statement.

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