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The home of a man alleged to have sexually assaulted two females in shops in Antrim town was later attacked, Coleraine Magistrates Court has heard

The home of a man alleged to have sexually assaulted two females in shops in Antrim town was later attacked, Coleraine Magistrates Court has heard

The home of a man alleged to have sexually assaulted two females in shops in Antrim town was later attacked, Coleraine Magistrates Court has heard

The home of a man alleged to have sexually assaulted two females in shops in Antrim town was later attacked, Coleraine Magistrates Court has heard.

Felician Farkas (19), from the Fountain Hill area of Antrim, is charged with two counts of sexual assault and assault.

Farkas appeared before the court, sitting in Ballymena, with the assistance of a Romanian interpreter, via videolink from Antrim Police Station.

Opposing bail, a PSNI officer said a woman was shopping in a charity shop when the defendant touched her three times in a "sexual manner on her backside, on the third occasion grabbing her backside with both hands".

A female in another shop also reported the defendant had struck her once with his hand on her "backside".

In police interview, Farkas admitted touching the first female "several times" but denied it was intentional.

He did not deny touching the second woman but said it was "accidental".

The officer said there had been comment on social media and the defendant and his family's home had been attacked.

The defendant was given bail in the sum of £500 along with an independent surety of £1,000.

The case was adjourned until November 17.

Belfast Telegraph


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