Three men face 87 sex abuse charges

Three men are to stand trial at Derry Crown Court accused of a total of 87 sex abuse charges.

The men, who cannot be named for legal reasons, are alleged to have committed the offences against three complainants, two girls and a boy, betweeen August 1977 and August 1998.

One of the defendants faces 54 charges, the second faces 24 charges and the last defendant is accused of nine offences. They include rape, buggery, indecent assault and gross indecency.

The trio will appear in court again on August 20.