Man is charged with meeting child after sexual grooming

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A man has been charged with sexual communication with a child and meeting a child following sexual grooming.

Richard David McCrea (37), Barban Heights, Dromore, appeared last Wednesday at Craigavon Magistrates Court.

The charges against him allege that on September 19, September 7 and September 7 this year for the purpose of obtaining sexual gratification he was in communication with three different females. He is also charged with meeting a child on September 7 following sexual grooming.

A police officer told the court she believed she could connect the accused to the charges.

A public prosecutor said that a full file was due on January 23 and asked for an adjournment until January 25.