Sex charge rep resigns from party

Thursday, 15 February 2018

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AN SDLP councillor has resigned from the party amid allegations that he sexuallty assaulted a woman.
Brian Duffin, who replaced Alderman Bobby Loughran in 2013, is accused of touching a woman in a sexual manner without her consent in June 2016.
The father of 11 grown up children denies the charge.
SDLP chairman Colin McGrath has accepted Mr Duffin's resignation 'pending the outcome of legal proceedings'.
It is understood that the Moneyglass man may stay on as an Independent representing the Dunsilly ward pending the hearing of the case, which is due back before Magherafelt Court later this month.
* Read the full story in this week's Antrim Guardian.


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