Northern Ireland lost out on the London 2012 Olympics but the good news is that we have UK Paralympians staying amonst us. Then again…
“The King of Jordan has taken a personal interest in the case of three members of the Jordanian Paralympian squad facing sex charges, a court has heard. A Jordanian embassy official offered bail sureties at the hearing in a court in Coleraine, County Londonderry.
Faisal Hammash, Omar Sami Qaradhi and Motaz Al-Junadi are charged with sex offences in Antrim. Bail of £500 was granted with a surety of £5,000 from the Jordanian government for each defendant. The case had been adjourned while the judge considered the bail applications. The squad is one of several international teams using the Antrim Forum sports complex as a training base in advance of the Games which begin in London next week. The three men, two of whom compete in wheelchairs, are all members of the Jordanian Paralympics power-lifting team.
Faisal Hammash, 35, faces two counts of causing a child to engage in sexual activity. Omar Sami Qaradhi, 31, is charged with three counts of sexual assault and one of voyeurism. At least two of the assaults were against children. Motaz Al-Junadi, 45, faces one charge of sexual assault. All the offences took place between 16 and 20 August.
Ah, the gift of these Paralympics. Such joy – if you exclude the kids allegedly molested by these perverts. Strikes me that the three concerned have more than just physical disability.