'Dirty old man' jailed for sex assaults on girls
A pensioner who was described by a judge as "a dirty old man who could not keep his hands off young girls" was jailed for four years at Monaghan Circuit Criminal Court after pleading guilty to charges of sexually assaulting two girls aged between 10 and 15.
The 66-year-old accused, who cannot be named to protect the identity of the victims, was alleged to have grabbed both girls on different occasions on the street in Carrickmacross.
Prosecuting counsel Frank Martin said one of the girls was molested by the accused after a funeral in the local church.
The other girl, he said, was grabbed from behind by the accused as she was walking on the street in the Co Monaghan town.