Sentence for sex assault in March


A man who was charged with the sexual assault of his cousin will be sentenced next month after he was found guilty at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

He had claimed during his trial which ended in Dublin this week that he suffered from a condition known as “sexsomnia”.

His defence had argued that he had a history of sleepwalking and was not conscious of having committed a crime, while the prosecution argued that the man was drunk and this could not be used as a defence against sexual assault.

After being told that the man’s partner is due to give birth to their second child in four weeks, Judge Patricia Ryan adjourned sentencing until March.