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Baby sex assault case adjourned until New Year

A man accused of sexually assaulting a newborn baby has had his case adjourned until January 2nd. 

At a brief hearing at Newry Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, where the accused appeared via video-link from Maghaberry prison, District Judge Eamonn King granted a prosecution request for a four-week adjournment.

The 25-year-old is charged with sexual assault and grievous bodily harm against the male infant, who was just 12 days old when the alleged attack took place on 29th September.  The child has remained in the intensive care facility at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children since.