Sentencing adjourned in sex abuse case

The sentencing of a pensioner who admitted sexually abusing two boys has been adjourned until next week.

Brendan O’Donnell, of Ardglen park, pleaded guilty to indecent assaulting one of the boys between September 1962 and September 1965.

The complainant was aged between nine and 11 years old at the time.

The second injured party was indecently assaulted by O’Donnell between September 1973 and February 1975, when he was aged between 11 and 12.

Sentencing was adjourned last month for a probation pre-sentence report and medical reports to be compiled.

On Friday, a defence solicitor for the 78-year-old Derry Crown Court reports are still outstanding.

She said the psychologists report and a GP’s report have not been completed.

Judge Donna McColgan adjourned the sentencing for a further week,

O’Donnell was released on continuing bail and will appear at Laganside court in Belfast on February 27.