N. Ireland Politics

Rapist Michael Quinn admits breaching order

Michael Quinn
Image caption Rapist Michael Quinn admitted a number of offences

A man jailed for eight years for twice raping a teenage schoolgirl has pleaded guilty to breaching a court imposed Sexual Offences Prevention Order.

Three years ago Michael Quinn, formerly of Glasvey Drive, Twinbrook, was jailed for raping the girl in the Black's Road area of west Belfast in August 2005.

After being released in August 2009, he was arrested again on 17 October.

He breached the Sexual Offences Prevention Order by failing to comply with the rules of his probation hostel.

The 21-year-old also admitted trying to steal a car and attempting to break into a house in Marlborough Park, south Belfast

The offences all took place on 16 October 2009.

Judge Norman Lockie adjourned passing sentence until the end of the month when pre-sentence probation reports have been compiled.

In December, Quinn's prison release licence was suspended for two months for the same breach of his hostel conditions.

He has been in custody since 17 October 2009.

Quinn was originally jailed for a sexual assault at a garage forecourt on west Belfast's Black's Road in June 2007 while his cousin 20-year-old Terry McKenna, armed with an iron bar, held the victim's three terrified young male friends against their will.

He raped the schoolgirl a second time on a nearby golf course after forcing her to climb the gates of the club.

Quinn used the victim's mobile phone to phone her mother after the attack to tell her what her had done.