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Children’s Court Youth charged with sex assault on female during Grand Canal robbery further held in custody

The 16-year-old boy is charged with sexual assault, threatening to kill or serious harm and assault causing harm to the complainant

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Dublin Children's Court

Dublin Children's Court

Dublin Children's Court

A youth charged with sexually assaulting a female during a robbery along the Grand Canal in Dublin has been further remanded in custody.

The 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named because he is a minor, appeared again at the Dublin Children’s Court after a week in custody.

Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case until next week for a hearing to decide his trial venue.

He is charged with sexual assault, threatening to kill or serious harm and assault causing harm to the complainant.

He also has a charge for robbing her of her phone and her coat, total value, €1,620, during the same incident which allegedly occurred at the Grand Canal in the south west of the city on a date in March this year.

His next hearing will decide if his case should remain in the jurisdiction of the Children’s Court or be transferred to the Circuit Court which has wider sentencing powers.

Under section 75 of the Children Act, the juvenile court has discretion to accept jurisdiction in several types of serious cases, by taking into consideration age and level of maturity of the accused. This procedure involves hearing a summary of the prosecution evidence followed by submissions by the defence.

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