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Dad on trial for molesting

A DUBLIN man who allegedly touched a teenage babysitter's breasts and private parts after she minded his stepchild has been sent forward for trial.

The defendant, a man in his 30s, appeared before Tallaght District Court charged with five counts of sexual assault.

Detective Garda Kieran McGrath had told the court that the babysitter claimed she had been sexually assaulted on three occasions by the defendant, while she was working for him and his former partner.

Garda McGrath said the teenager was asleep in the defendant's house when she woke to find him with his hand down her trousers


The detective alleged there was a second incident, when the defendant pulled down the teenager's trousers, and a third incident, when he felt her breasts and put his hand up her top and down her trousers.

The man is also accused of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl by putting his hands down the back of her pyjamas and touching her bottom.

It was further claimed the defendant assaulted a 12-year-old girl, who was a neighbour of his former partner. This incident allegedly took place during a party in a neighbour's house.