A former SDLP councillor is to be sentenced later this week for sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl.
William McCorriston, of 23 Phillip Street, pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting the girl on two occasions between September 6 and September 21, 2010.
Derry Crown Court heard the injured party was kissed by the 77-year-old family friend.
The former councillor also touched the girl’s chest and said inappropriate things to her.
Adjourning sentencing, Judge Piers Grant said “any attack or sexual assault on a child must be regarded as a serious offence.”
McCorriston was remanded in custody and will appear in court again on Friday.