Man pleads guilty to sexual exploitation of child

first_imgCelebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [email protected] 23-year-old county Limerick man has pleaded guilty to the sexual exploitation of a child after he contacted her through facebook.The county Limerick man also pleaded guilty to the sexual assault of the young girl who is underage on May 12, 2011.At Limerick Circuit Court, Judge Carroll Moran heard that the man contacted the girl through the social media website and invited her to meet him on dates between April 29 and May 12, 2011.Prosecution for the State, John O’Sullivan told the court that it was a case of a “sensitive nature” as the accused lives in “close proximity to the injured party”.After the guilty plea was entered, defence counsel Mark Nicholas said that the matter now became a case of sentencing and was seeking an adjournment in the mater as the defendant was undergoing a number of assessments in relation to rehabilitation.“These would assist the court at the next sitting”, he said.Mr Nicholas canvassed a date after Christmas due to the relevant assessors “being quite busy in the run up to Christmas”.When the issue of identifying the accused man was addressed in court, Mr O’Sullivan said that the mother of the 16-year-old girl did not have a issue with the accused being named.Judge Moran ordered that reporting restriction were to be applied to the case for the interim period but it would be revisited at the next sitting.The 23-year-old was immediately placed on the sex offenders register after he pleaded guilty. NewsBreaking newsMan pleads guilty to sexual exploitation of childBy Staff Reporter – September 27, 2013 534 Email Advertisement Facebook #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Twitter Linkedin #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ center_img TAGSchild sexual exploitationCourtCrimeIrelandMusic Limericksexual assault RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Previous articlePoker player to be dealt his cash trapped fateNext articleSearch continues for missing Limerick teen Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Print WhatsApp Limerick Senator has beef with meat industrylast_img read more

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Fists, stones and clubs: China and India’s brutal high altitude, low-tech battle

first_img‘A cold desert’Colonel S Dinny, who until 2017 commanded an Indian battalion in the region, said that the terrain is “extremely treacherous”, with troops having to climb as high as 5,200 meters.”It’s a cold desert,” he told AFP. “It takes a toll on the body and mind. The oxygen level is only 60 percent of what is available in cities like Delhi, Mumbai.”And it’s also confusing.The area “is not demarcated on the map, there is no boundary. The maps have not even been exchanged so that the other person knows what someone is claiming. There are no boundary markers,” Dinny said.But retired lieutenant general DS Hooda, who headed the army’s Northern Command, said that there are detailed protocols that have ensured misunderstandings usually do not escalate — starting with the no-guns policy.”If patrols come face to face, they will stand at a distance and unfurl banners. India’s banner will show the Chinese are in their territory with a ‘Go Back’ and vice versa for China,” Hooda told AFP.”These are the sort of protocols that have been laid down by both countries and largely these protocols have been followed in the past and things have remained peaceful,” he said.”What we are seeing right now is a complete breakdown of the protocol,” he said.”In our time we revisited our protocol and our rules of engagement so that any disagreements can be handled in a more military fashion — rather than fighting it out like goons on the street.” Indian media claim that 43 Chinese were also killed or seriously hurt — Beijing is yet to give casualty numbers — making it the deadliest encounter since 1967 and the first deaths in fighting since 1975.But unlike then, this time no shot was fired, with the victims bludgeoned with crude hand-made weapons, hit by stones or punched and shoved off a ridge onto rocks and an icy river below, reports and sources indicate.Post-mortems so far showed that the “primary reason for death is drowning and it looks like they fell from a height into the water because of head injuries,” one Indian official told AFP.The NDTV and Network 18 television channels reported that 16 of the Indian soldiers were killed with blunt objects and four fell into the river. India and China’s militaries have some of the world’s most sophisticated modern weaponry, but their deadliest scrap in over 50 years was fought using fists, rocks wrapped in barbed wire and clubs studded with nails.There is an understanding between the nuclear-armed neighbors that despite their decades-old failure to demarcate their huge border, their troops in the disputed and inhospitable region will not use firearms.The several hours of scuffles on Monday, reportedly involving hundreds of soldiers around 4,500 meters up in the Himalayas, left at least 20 Indians dead, according to the Indian army. ‘Rocks in barbed wire’ According to broadcaster India Today, last week Chinese forces returned and camped in an area that they had previously withdrawn from. Indian troops “dismantled” the camp and a scuffle left several soldiers injured.The Chinese returned in larger numbers over the weekend and on Sunday stones were thrown. The next evening, on a high ridge with a big drop towards the fast-flowing Galwan river, clashes erupted.Matters escalated rapidly and several Indian soldiers tumbled into the icy water, while an unarmed Indian patrol team led by Colonel Santosh Babu set out to parley with the Chinese.But the Chinese refused to budge and attacked the Indians with boulders, rocks wrapped with barbed wire and clubs studded with nails, Indian reports said. Colonel Babu was seriously injured. He would later die.Forty minutes later, the same unit led by a major returned and further fighting broke out, this time reportedly involving hundreds of soldiers and the Chinese outnumbering the Indians, raging until after midnight.”When they [the Indian soldiers] were encountered by the Chinese soldiers they were overwhelmed and many were pushed down a harsh rocky slope,” one security source told AFP.”They came hurtling down like free falling objects.” Topics :last_img read more

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Pogba, Martial out of Manchester United’s trip to West Ham, James doubtful

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Manchester United are still without injured trio Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial and Luke Shaw for Sunday’s Premier League trip to West Ham United, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said on Friday.He also said Welsh winger Daniel James is a doubt for the game.Pogba picked up an ankle injury in a 1-1 draw with Southampton before the international break.Martial and Shaw have not featured since Manchester United’s league defeat by Crystal Palace on August 24.“Not really, no,” Solskjaer said, when asked if Pogba and Martial would be fit for the weekend’s match. “They’ve not been training yet so I don’t think so. (Luke) won’t be ready.James, who has scored three goals in five league games this season, suffered a knock in a 1-0 win over Leicester City last weekend.He was unavailable for Thursday’s UEFA Europa League victory over Kazakh side Astana.“Daniel James? I don’t know,” Solskjaer added. “He’s not trained the last few days. Hopefully, but not sure. We’ll have a recovery day with everyone tomorrow and we’ll see on Saturday”. Tags: ANthony MartialLuke ShawManchester UnitedOle Gunnar SolskjaerPaul Pogbalast_img read more

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Carabao Cup Review: West Ham Stun London Rivals Tottenham In Comeback Win; Chelsea Survive…

first_imgWest Ham United produced their best performance of the season for embattled manager Slaven Bilic as they came from two goals down to stun their hosts and London rivals Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 at the Wembley Stadium in their Carabao Cup last 16 clash.Tottenham had raced into a two-goal lead through Moussa Sissoko and Dele Alli before West Ham shocked them with a second half fightback. Two goals in five minutes from Ghanaian international Andre Ayew levelled matters for the Hammers before Italian international defender Angelo Ogbonna added a third goal with 20 minutes remaining. Slaven Bilic’s side thereafter held on for a big scalp and a place in the next round.Chelsea are also through to the quarterfinal after they survived a late scare from their visitors Everton. Antonio Rudiger gave Chelsea a first half lead before Willian added a late second. Young forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin pulled one back for Everton but the home side held on for a last eight spot.Carabao Cup Results (Wednesday):Tottenham 2-3 West Ham UnitedChelsea 2-1 EvertonRelatedPremier League Review: Toothless Chelsea Drop Points Again As Tottenham Close In On Top Four With Emphatic WinJanuary 14, 2018In “England”Tottenham Close Gap On Pacesetters With London Derby Win Over West HamSeptember 23, 2017In “England”Eden Hazard’s Goal Sends Chelsea into Carabao Cup SemisDecember 20, 2018In “England”last_img read more

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