Friday 19 July 2019

Man pleads guilty to assaulting 10-week-old baby girl

The case was heard at a sitting of Dundalk Circuit Court
The case was heard at a sitting of Dundalk Circuit Court

Elaine Keogh

A man has pleaded guilty to assaulting a 10-week-old baby girl.

The 20-year-old man cannot be identified due to reporting restrictions.

He pleaded guilty to intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to the infant at an address in county Louth on March 13 2017.

The offence is contrary to section 4 of the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act

At the time he was 18.

The case was listed for trial at Dundalk Circuit Court but today Judge Patrick Quinn was told he was entering a guilty plea.

The court heard that a number of reports would need to be prepared on the accused in advance of sentencing and the case was adjourned.

He was remanded on bail on the same terms and conditions until the next sitting of the court.

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