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Man tells gardaí "I'm so, so sorry" after being charged with sexual assault

The man is accused of sexually assaulting a woman in her late 20s in Limerick on 29 October.

14477820463_e967cee6d1_k Limerick District Court Source: William Murphy

A 25-YEAR-OLD man charged with sexually assaulting a woman in Limerick, told gardaí after his arrest: “I’m so, so sorry”, a court heard today.

The accused, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared before a special bank holiday lunchtime sitting of Limerick District Court.

Garda Timothy Walsh told the court he arrested the man at Rosbrien Road, Limerick, at 9.20am, on Saturday, 29 October.

Garda Walsh said he formally charged the accused, of no fixed address, at 6.48pm yesterday.

The court heard the accused replied to the charge: “I’m so, so sorry”.

Judge Aeneas McCarthy, presiding, directed “the accused not to be identified”.

Defence solicitor Sarah Ryan was brought on record and applied to amend her client’s address to “no fixed abode”.

There was no application for bail.

The accused, who did not speak during the brief court hearing, is charged with sexually assaulting a woman in her late 20s, at Baggot Estate, Ballinacurra, Limerick, on 29 October, contrary to Section Two of the Criminal Law (Rape) Amendment Act 1990.

The accused was remanded in custody to appear before Limerick District Court, via video link, at 10.30am, tomorrow, 1 November.

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