Armagh man Scullion for trial on charges of abusing three young girls
An Armagh man is to stand trial on a range of sex abuse charges against young girls.
Michael Joseph Scullion (45), of Castle Street, faces a total of 12 counts alleged to have occurred between 2010 and 2016.
These involve a single count of attempting to rape a child, five counts of sexually assaulting a child, and three each of engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child and inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.
There are three alleged victims in the case, all of whom are girls aged under 13. A prosecution lawyer told Armagh Magistrates Court the case is proceeding on indictment to trial.
Deputy District Judge Laura Ievers remanded Scullion on £750 bail with a cash surety of £2,500, and banned contact with any of the alleged victims or witnesses.
The defendant is to reside at his address and is not to have any unsupervised contact with anyone aged under 18.
Scullion is back in court on January 23 for a committal hearing, when it is expected his case will be transferred to Newry Crown Court for trial.