Larne man (65) faces charge connected to alleged 'paedophile hunter' incident

Larne man (65) faces charge connected to alleged 'paedophile hunter' incident

A LARNE man is accused of an 'attempted sexual communication' with a 'child' in an alleged incident connected to a 'paedophile hunter' group.

Robert John Hogg (65), of Greenland Crescent, is charged in relation to July 8, 2020.

A defence barrister told Ballymena Magistrates Court (main picture) it was an "alleged sexual offence, essentially would be what's known as paedophile hunter".

He said there was no child witness as the allegation centred on a "false, anonymous, paedophile hunter case".

The lawyer said he wished to consult with the defendant and told the court there were "severe mental health issues".

No further details were given to the court.

The case has been adjourned to January 6 to get the "attitude" of the defendant to the charge.