Man ha­rassed lady over three years

The Sligo Champion - - NEWS -

A 77-year-old man who ha­rassed a woman over the course of three years has been re­manded on con­tin­u­ing bail to next June to al­low Gar­daí a chance to speak to his vic­tim.

De Ger­aghty of Mead­ow­vale, Ton­a­phub­ble, Sligo, ap­peared be­fore Judge Kil­rane last week, hav­ing pre­vi­ously pleaded guilty to ha­rass­ing Ms Ur­sula Smullen at Wolfe Tone Street be­tween 1st Oc­to­ber 2014 and 7 th De­cem­ber 2017.

His de­fence solic­i­tor Mr Mark Mullaney said it was “an un­usual charge of ha­rass­ment and the ma­te­rial used would be sen­si­tive which up­set Ms Smullen.”

He sug­gested a Pro­ba­tion Re­port would help the court find out what made him do it. Mr Mullaney added that Ger­aghty had at­tended a psy­chol­o­gist in Dublin for a pe­riod of months.

Judge Kil­rane agreed to re­mand Ger­aghty on bail to 27 th June 2019 and or­dered Gar­daí to re-in­ter­view Ms Smullen to ascer­tain if there had been any fur­ther trou­ble and get her views on the con­clu­sion of the case. The Judge added he may deal with the case by way of the Pro­ba­tion Act if he knows more next June.

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