first_imgA man in his 70s has been found guilty of indecently assaulting a young boy while out fishing and after gathering turf in Co Donegal.Letterkenny court.The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had denied both charges of indecent assault. But after two hours of deliberating, a jury of seven women and five men found him guilty at Letterkenny Circuit Court today.The complainant is a 41 year old man who now lives in New York who gave his evidence by video-link.The man said he was just 10 years old in the summer of 1984 when his attacker gave him £5 to row his boat while he was fishing.While out fishing the man produced a condom and asked him to try it on while he exposed himself to the 10 year old boy.The man is also alleged to have produced pornography from a black bin bag.The man said attacker left him off on a small island and asked him to try it on but he could not get it on and he left the island.On another occasion, the man claims that he was offered £20 by the man to turn turf at his bog which he agreed to do.After the work, they went back to the man’s house.The witness was then given pornographic material and told to go into the bedroom and masturbate.When he did this, the man then came into the bedroom and masturbated himself and then touched the boy on his penis.The court heard the victim returned from New York in 2009 and came across the man in a bar during a festival in his town.He pushed the man out the door but it was not until 2011 that the accused was arrested and interviewed by Gardai about the assaults.However, barrister for the accused, Mr Cormac Ó Dúlacháin said his client denied all the charges and that he did not even know the accused.The accused said he did not think of boys in a sexual way and although he was not married, he had come close to getting married once but his then girlfriend went off with another man.Judge Francis Comerford adjourned the case for sentencing until July.He also ordered that the man be placed on the sex offenders register.MAN FOUND GUILTY OF INDECENTLY ASSAULTING 10 YEAR OLD BOY was last modified: May 7th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

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