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Ex-GAA treasurer facing sex charges to be questioned about other allegations

Former GAA official Thomas McKenna

A former GAA treasurer accused of a string of sex offences will be questioned over further allegations, a court has heard.

Police want to speak to Thomas McKenna, a former senior official at Crossmaglen Rangers, about three other matters, an officer told Newry Magistrates Court yesterday.

The 58-year-old is to be questioned at Banbridge PSNI station for three days after District Judge Eamon King ordered him to be released into police custody.

McKenna, of Woodside Park in Bessbrook, Co Armagh, is on remand facing 17 charges over alleged sex crimes which took place between 1988 and his arrest in August last year.

He is accused of two serious sexual assaults against people aged over 16 and two gross indecency offences, one involving a child.

He is also charged with sexual assault, voyeurism and eight counts of indecent assault, along with making and possessing indecent photographs of children.

The retired postman is further alleged to have interfered with mail during his employment.

Previous courts have heard that nine alleged victims claimed McKenna took photos and videos of them without their permission.

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