Ex Derry City Council employee to be sentenced for abuse

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A former swimming instructor who sexually abused a schoolboy over a four year period is to be sentenced on Monday.

Brendan McGowan (69), of Brewsters Close in Derry, has pleaded guilty to six charges of indecently assaulting the boy, two charges of commiting an act of gross indecency with or towards the boy and one charge of inciting the boy to commit an act of gross indecency.

Derry Crown Court has heard that the incidents started in 1989 when the boy was aged 12.

McGowan is a former employee of Derry City Council.