A judge has criticised a hospital for putting a 17-year-old girl with serious injuries in a mixed ward where she was sexually assaulted by a man (63) with a history of psychiatric problems.

A judge has criticised a hospital for putting a 17-year-old girl with serious injuries in a mixed ward where she was sexually assaulted by a man (63) (...)

The accused has denied the charge of sexual assault. Photograph: Getty Images

A man (62) has been returned for trial on a charge of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl in a ward in a Cork hospital last year. Andrew O’Donovan(...)

Judge Gerard O’Brien said the accused had limited appreciation of the seriousness of events until very late in the day even though he had pleaded guilty to the offence

A man who sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl in a car parked in a field and then dumped her semi-naked at the side of the road near her home has b(...)