Ex-councillor sentenced for child sex attack

A former SDLP councillor from Londonderry has been given a probation order after admitting two charges of sexual assault against a child.

The girl was 11 at the time of the attack.

William McCorriston, 77, from Phillip Street, was also placed on the sex offenders register for five years.

He had previously admitted two counts of sexual assault on dates between 6 and 21 September, 2010.