30/05/2003

Derry man jailed for crime committed 20 years ago

A Londonderry man has been jailed for nearly two years for sexually abusing three young sisters over 20 years ago.

James Curran, 63, had his original sentence of probation overturned at the Appeal Court in Belfast. He was also sentenced to three years probation for indecent assaults.

His initial sentence was handed out last December when he admitted to the charges read out against him.

Elsewhere, police and social services are investigating reports of ill treatment at a nursery school in Co Down.

A number of children are thought to be involved in the investigation at the Newtownards nursery school.

(MB)

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