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Police probe into church 'grooming' allegations

THE Antrim Guardian understands that a convicted sex offender has been allegedly banished from a church in the town over suspicions that he ‘groomed’ a teenager in the recent past.

Sources say that elders reported their worries about the man’s behaviour to the committee of Greystone Road Presbyterian Church (pictured), noting that they believed that a ‘child protection issue’ had potentially occurred.

The matter was then reported to the PSNI.

The PSNI confirmed that they have been investigating the allegations.

“In February 2017, police received a report of historical child sexual abuse in the Antrim area.” said a spokeswoman.

“A file has been sent to the PPS.”

For more, see the Antrim Guardian this week.

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