Man sexually exploited two girls at house in Limerick

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The Limerick Court Complex in Mulgrave Street

A KERRY man has been remanded in custody after pleading guilty to sexually exploiting two 11 year-old girls at a house in Limerick.

The man, who the court ordered could not be named, also admitted possessing sexual material involving children.

The man appeared before Limerick Circuit Criminal Court on Monday when he was arraigned on three charges contrary to the Child Trafficking and Pornography Act 1988.

The man, who is being represented by Padraig J O’Connell solicitors, Killarney, wore a face mask and spoke only to confirm a guilty plea to all three charges.

He pleaded guilty to one count of sexual exploitation of a girl at a house in Limerick on April 21, 2016. He also admitted a charge of sexually exploiting a second  girl, at the same address on April 22, 2016.

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The man also pleaded guilty to a single count of possessing child pornography at an address in Limerick on April 26, 2016.

Prosecuting counsel John O’Sullivan told the court there were two victims in the case and he requested that the man’s name be included on the national register for sex offenders.

The court ordered the man be registered on this list and that a psychological assessment be carried out for which free legal aid was extended.

Judge Tom O’Donnell ordered that neither the man nor his victims be publicly identified.

No evidence was disclosed and the man was remanded in custody for sentencing before Limerick Circuit Court on April 28.