15/11/2019

Omagh Man Jailed For Sexual Assault

An Omagh man has been jailed for 12 months for sexually assaulting a young girl.

Seamus McCullagh, aged 46, was sentenced for two counts of sexual assault that took place over six months in 2015. The victim was aged in her early teens at the time.

Police have welcomed the sentencing after a judge handed Mr McCullagh 12 months imprisonment at Dungannon Crown Court on Thursday, 14 November.
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Detective Constable Tamsin Morgan said: "This was a long and difficult case for the entire family and their determination to get justice must be admired. Seeing your case through the criminal justice system is a huge undertaking and the young lady in this case showed tremendous courage in recounting her experience to police.

"McCullagh's actions are despicable and he has now been brought before a court to answer for his crimes.

"Our officers in PSNI Public Protection Branch are committed to investigating all reports of sexual offences against children and young people. We will seek to place offenders before the courts so they can be made amenable for their crimes. We have specially trained officers who will treat you with sensitivity and respect. I would continue to encourage anyone who has experienced any form of sexual abuse to contact police on 101."



(JG/CM)

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