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Defiant Duffin refuses to resign after receiving prison sentence for sex assault

lDISGRACED former SDLP councillor Brian Duffin is refusing to step down from his seat on Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council - despite receiving a four-month prison sentence for sexually assaulting a teenager in her own home.

At Antrim Magistrate’s Court last week, Duffin was released on £500 bail pending an appeal of both the sentence and conviction.

At an earlier hearing last month, District Judge Nigel Broderick convicted Duffin, a father and grandfather from the Cargin Road in Toomebridge, of sexually assaulting his 17-year-old victim on June 16, 2016.

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