Former DUP mayor charged with sexual offences involving a child
A DUP councillor has been charged with sexual offences involving a child.
Thomas Hogg, 31, is set to appear before Belfast Magistrates' Court later this month to face the charges.
He has been charged with sexual communication with a child and attempting to cause or incite children between 13 and 16 to engage in sexual activity.
Mr Hogg served as mayor of Newtownabbey from 2014-15.
He was awarded an MBE in the 2016 Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to local government.