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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Japan businesses reopen as govt eyes end to emergency measures in some regions

first_imgTopics : As Japan prepares to ease coronavirus restrictions in some parts of the country, a growing number of the country’s businesses are planning to resume operations despite concerns that isolation guidelines were being lifted too early.After a month-long shutdown brought economic activity to a grinding halt, Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said on Friday that the government was looking at ways to bring some parts of the country out of lockdown measures as the rate of infections has slowed in several outlying regions.”The number of new infections of the coronavirus is significantly falling,” he told reporters. “There are more prefectures with no new coronavirus cases, so lifting the state of emergency is within sight.” Japan this week extended its nationwide state of emergency but said it would reassess the situation on May 14 and possibly lift the measures earlier for some prefectures.Too early?So far, 27 of Japan’s 47 prefectures have lifted some or all requests for residents to remain indoors as much as possible, or are planning to do so in the coming days.About 15,500 coronavirus infections and 590 deaths have been confirmed in the country as of Friday.Businesses were permitted to reopen in Iwate Prefecture in the country’s northeast, which has yet to report any infections, but some local shop owners were wary of resuming normal operations.”It feels like it’s too early to reopen. People have done a good job of keeping infections in the prefecture at zero,” said Mana Takahashi, owner of Clammbon cafe in Morioka City in the prefecture, who has been relying on coffee bean sales for revenue since closing the cafe’s dining area in April.”It would be unfortunate for an infection to occur just as rules are being loosened,” she added, adding that the streets outside her shop have remained largely empty even after the shutdown request was lifted.Across town, sports clubs and karaoke bars were opening for the first time in weeks.”We’ve had a few groups of students, and also single customers have come in so far,” said an employee at a karaoke bar shortly after it reopened at noon on Friday, speaking on condition of anonymity as he was not permitted to speak with media. “We’re expecting our regulars back tonight.”center_img After lockdown measures led to a record contraction of Japan’s services sector last month, businesses including cafes, bars and sports clubs have been resuming operations even as the coronavirus epidemic has sapped demand.Casual clothing chain Uniqlo reopened 48 stores in Japan on Thursday, including several large stores in Tokyo and Osaka, said its owner, Fast Retailing, while Aeon Co, the region’s biggest supermarket operator, said it was reopening its Aeon Mall shopping centers.A queue of more than 100 people snaked in front of Tokyo’s famed Kinokuniya book store in the Shinjuku district when it reopened on Thursday for the first time in three weeks, local media reported, with most customers waiting to purchase the latest manual for the video game “Animal Crossing.”But Tokyo Disneyland operator Oriental Land on Friday said that the park, one of the country’s biggest tourist attractions, would remain closed through May amid the state of emergency in the city and neighboring Chiba Prefecture.last_img read more

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