Suspected pervert was subject of attack in Donegal

A suspected pervert was the subject of an attack, his solicitor told a court today.

The 42-year-old man, accused of child-sex offences, wore a plaster over stitches above his right eye when he appeared at Ballyshannon District Court.

He is accused of exploiting children, exposing himself in his window, and having child pornography on his mobile phone.

Some of the summonses were issued under the Child Trafficking and Pornography Act 1998.

The man was accused of committing offences in a Co. Donegal town on August 4, 2011, October 23, 2010, June 8, 2011, and between October 15 and 23, 2010.

Garda Martin McCarron gave evidence of serving a book of evidence on the defendant.

Judge Kevin Kilrane remanded the defendant on bail to Donegal Circuit Court on December 11 where he will face trial on the more serious charges. The other charges were adjourned to Ballyshannon District Court on February 1, 2013.

The judge warned the man that he had 14 days to provide evidence of an alibi to the prosecution.

The judge also banned publication of the man’s name or details which would identify him following the defence submission that he had been assaulted.

He reminded the man that bail included conditions that he would not engage in any act of indecency in a public place, not frequent areas where children congregated, and not access the Internet in a public place..