Three Jordanian paralympians charged with sex offences in Coleraine

The king of Jordan has personally intervened in the case of three members of the Jordanian Paralympic team accused of sex offences at a pre-Games training camp in the North, a Jordanian government representative has told a court.

The Arab administration promised to bring the defendants back before the court in Coleraine, Co Derry, during a bid for bail.

Two paralympians and a trainer appeared at Coleraine Magistrates’ Court today facing charges including sexual assault and voyeurism.

The first is accused of sexually assaulting two children and a woman and of voyeurism.

The second athlete is charged with sexually assaulting a woman.

The trainer is accused of two counts of causing a child to engage in sexual activity.

The squad was training at Antrim Forum.

The trio were arrested in the town, which is around 22 miles from Belfast, on Monday night following claims of indecent assault made by two girls and two women.


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