A MAN in his fifties accused of the sexual assault of a woman replied, “No, not right now” when the charge was put to him, heard Kilmallock Court this Tuesday.
The defendant, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was arrested by Sergeant Damien Holian on the Main Street of Bruff on November 21, 2016.
The alleged offence occurred in a location in County Limerick on November 24, 2015.
Sergeant Holian said the male replied, “No, not right now” when he was later charged by the sergeant. There was no State objection to bail.
Sergeant Michelle Leahy said the Director of Public Prosecutions has directed summary disposal of the case.
Sabina Hegerty, solicitor for the accused, requested disclosure from the State and that the matter of legal aid be deferred until the next date.
Ms Hegerty also asked Judge Marian O’Leary to impose reporting restrictions on the media regarding the name of her client and the nature of the alleged offence.
Judge O’Leary imposed restrictions on identifying the defendant and the alleged injured party but not the offence.
The case was adjourned until February 24 by the judge for plea or a date for hearing, and jurisdiction.