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Monday 25 September 2017

Father begins child sex trial

A Donegal man has gone on trial accused of sexually assaulting three teenage girls staying overnight at his home on separate occasions.

The 44-year-old man, who can not be named for legal reasons, has pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to three counts of sexually assaulting the then-13-year-old girls on dates between February 2006 and January 2007.

Prosecuting counsel, Mr John O'Kelly, said the girls were friends of the accused man's daughter, staying overnight in her home at the time. The trial continues before Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy and a jury of six men and six women.



Polanski case info still sealed

Secret evidence given by the original prosecutor in Roman Polanski's 33-year-old sex case will remain sealed, a judge ruled.

Los Angeles Superior Court judge Peter Espinoza said there was only one circumstance in which the material would become public -- if Polanski returned to the US for a hearing and the retired prosecutor, Roger Gunson, was unavailable to give evidence in person.

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