Man ad­mits hav­ing sex with a mi­nor

Wexford People - - NEWS -

A MAN who pleaded guilty to sex­ual in­ter­course with a young per­son has been fur­ther re­manded in cus­tody for sen­tenc­ing.

The de­fen­dant pleaded guilty be­fore Judge Cor­mac Quinn at Wex­ford Cir­cuit Crim­i­nal Court to a charge of hav­ing sex­ual in­ter­course with a per­son un­der 17 years of age.

In­form­ing the court of the guilty plea, De­fence Coun­sel, Philip Shea­han, said the mat­ter be­fore the court is a sim­i­lar of­fence to the one which came be­fore the last ses­sion, await­ing sen­tenc­ing on Oc­to­ber 25. Both mat­ters, he said, can be ac­com­mo­dated on that date.

He asked that a Pro­ba­tion and Wel­fare re­port be pro­vided. Pros­e­cut­ing Coun­sel, Sinead Glee­son, also asked for the prepa­ra­tion of a vic­tim im­pact re­port.

Judge Quinn said he would re­mand the de­fen­dant in cus­tody to Oc­to­ber 25 for sen­tenc­ing. He said he would also grant a Pro­ba­tion Re­port.

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