Man (55) to face trial on sex­ual as­sault charges

Enniscorthy Guardian - - NEWS -

A 55-YEAR-OLD County Wex­ford man charged with in­tent to com­mit sex­ual as­sault has had his case sent for­ward to the next sit­ting of Wex­ford Cir­cuit Court for trial.

The man was brought be­fore Judge Ger­ard Haughton at the District Court. He was also charged with crim­i­nal dam­age to a set of ear­phones to the value of €45 on the same day - March 15 last - at the same lo­ca­tion.

A book of ev­i­dence was served on the man, who can­not be iden­ti­fied to pro­tect the anonymity of the al­leged vic­tim. Sgt Mairead Bro­phy in­formed the Judge that the DPP had di­rected that the case be sent for­ward for trial and he agreed to do this.

Ca­tri­ona Walsh was ap­pointed as le­gal aid and the judge also cer­ti­fied for one coun­sel. Ms Walsh made a re­quest that the court or­der a psy­cho­log­i­cal as­sess­ment be car­ried out on her client and Judge Haughton com­plied with this re­quest be­fore warn­ing the de­fen­dant that if an al­ibi formed any part of his de­fence he had 14 days in which to furnish de­tails to the pros­e­cu­tion. The case was then sent for­ward to the next sit­ting of Wex­ford Cir­cuit Court.

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