From RTE News Online
A 25-year-old County Waterford man has been sentenced to a year in prison after he pleaded guilty at Waterford Circuit Court to sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl over a 3 month period.
The court heard that the offences took place in the sitting room of the girl's home and at soccer grounds in County Waterford. They came to light when the girl told her mother.
The man, who cannot be named, was a friend of the girl's brother.
He pleaded guilty to two sample counts of sexual assault between September and December 2000.
The judge said that unfortunately a huge number of people had this fixation which seemed to be very common in Irish society. He added that a serious view must be taken of this type of offence because of the appalling consequence for the victims.
An order was made entering the man's name on the Register of Sexual Offenders.Posted by Colm at December 05, 2002 07:07 PM