Derry man pleads guilty to child sex abuse charges

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A 69 year old man from Derry has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a boy over a four year period.

Brendan McGowan, with an address at Brewsters Close, changed his plea to guilty shortly before he was due to stand trial at Derry Crown Court this morning.

The former Derry City Council employee pleaded guilty to six charges of indecently assaulting the boy, two charges of committing an act of gross indecency with or towards the boy and one charge of inciting the boy to commit an act of gross indecency.

The incidents were said to have started in 1989.

He was remanded on bail and will be sentenced on March 19.