Sunday 25 August 2019

Woman (28) charged with aggravated burglary and assault causing harm to elderly priest

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A 28-year-old woman has appeared in court charged with aggravated burglary and assault causing harm to an elderly priest at his home in North Kilkenny last year.

Geraldine Sutton, with an address at Kilcohan Park, Waterford, is accused of the offences which are alleged to have taken place at Parochial House in Coon, Co Kilkenny on August 18, 2018.

The alleged injured party in the case was 86-years-old when the alleged  incident took place at his home in a rural area of North Kilkenny.

Garda Padraig Keegan gave evidence before Judge John King that he arrested the defendant on May 28 and charged her in connection with the incident.

She is charged with aggravated burglary under section 13 of of the Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) Act 2001 and of assault causing harm under section 3 of the Non Fatal Offences Against the Person Act 1997. The garda cautioned her and she made no reply after caution.

Sergeant Alma Molloy said that the Director of Public Prosections had indicated trial on indictment only. The sergeant said that she was seeking a remand in custody for six weeks for the service of a book of evidence.

The defendant did not speak during the short hearing.

The court heard that gardaí had no objection to bail in the matter as the defendant is in custody.

Judge King remanded the defendant on her own bail of €200 with no cash lodgement to appear before Kilkenny District Court.

The judge ordered that she be produced before Kilkenny District Court from Limerick Prison on June 16.

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