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

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

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A 20-YEAR -OLD man has pleaded guilty in court to assaulting a 10-week-old baby girl.

The 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 13 March 2017.

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

At the time the accused was 18.

The case was listed for trial at Dundalk Circuit Court but today Judge Patrick Quinn was told the accused 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.

Comments are off as legal proceedings are ongoing

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