Derry court hands out suspended sentence for indecent assault

A man who indecently assaulted a 15-year-old girl has received a 15-month suspended sentence at Londonderry Crown Court.

The judge said one of the reasons he wasn't jailing the 35-year-old was because he was involved in a consensual relationship with the girl.

The court was told that the assaults happened in 2002 and did not involve grooming, coercion or violence.

The defendant was also banned from working with children for ten years.