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Man accused of sexually assaulting child appears in court in Armagh

Armagh Magistrates' Court

A man accused of sexually assaulting a child over the weekend appeared before Armagh Magistrates’ Court this afternoon (Tuesday).

The 25-year-old, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, has been charged with sexual assault of a child under 13 and grievous bodily harm of that same child.

The defendant made a brief appearance in the dock in order to hear the charges read out to him following the alleged incident on Saturday, September 29.

A detective sergeant, also present before the court, believes he was able to connect the 25-year-old with the charges.

No bail application was made by the defendant’s counsel at this stage.

He was remanded into custody at Maghaberry prison and is due to appear before Newry Magistrates’ Court next Wednesday morning, October 10, via videolink.

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