Former Irish International rugby player David Tweed found guilty of child sex abuse

Former Ireland rugby international David Tweed

David Tweed, a former Irish Rugby International star, has been found guilty on 13 child sex abuse charges at Antrim Crown Court on Wednesday.

Tweed, who is the current councilor for Ballymena in Northern Ireland, was originally up for 14 charges of abuse against two girls over an 8 year period but was cleared of one charge of indecent assault on Tuesday, according to The Guardian.

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According to BBC News, the 53 year old shook his head when he was found guilty by the jury.

Crown Court Judge Alistair Devlin called his crimes ‘vile, wicked, dastardly and distasteful’ and stated that they would be treated very seriously when he is sentenced in the New Year.

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