A man pleaded guilty at Castlebar Circuit Criminal Court today to 20 counts of sexual assault on a number of females at locations in the west of Ireland over a 22 year period.

Reporting restrictions in the case were imposed by Judge Rory MacCabe, which means that the accused cannot be named for legal reasons.

The charges against the accused were taken under the Criminal Law Rape Amendment Act 1990.

Three victims were involved in the incidents which are alleged to have taken place between 1992 and 2014.

When each of the 20 charges were read to the accused in court today, he replied 'Guilty' in each instance.

Judge MacCabe remanded the accused in custody to February 16 for sentencing.

Victim impact statements and a prison governor's report will be available to the court at the sentencing hearing.




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