Hogg 'strongly denies' sending sex texts to boy

A FORMER Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey accused of sending sexual messages to a schoolboy ‘strongly’ denies any wrongdoing, a court has heard.

Thomas Hogg also disputes allegations that he tried to incite the youth to take part in a sexual act.

Hogg, of Brae Hill Park in Belfast, was arrested last month.

He appeared before Belfast Magistrates’ Court on Monday to face charges of sexual communication with a child and attempting to cause or incite a child under 16 to engage in sexual activity.

*Read the full story in this week’s Antrim Guardian

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