Northern Ireland

Man in court on sexual abuse charges

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A man is due in a County Down court later on a number of charges relating to sexual abuse.

The man will appear in Ards Magisrates Court, Newtownards, on charges which include rape, indecent assault and gross indecency.

The charges are in connection with an ongoing police investigation into historical sexual abuse in the County Down area dating back to the 1970s.

Public Protection Unit detectives are carrying out the investigation.