A 66-year-old man who was extradited from Donegal has been ordered to sign the Sex Offenders Register after he pleaded guilt to 25 charges of indecent assault and gross indecency against his daughter and his niece when he appeared at Derry Crown Court.
The man who cannot be named or legal reasons was extradited last December and today was arraigned on a total of 27 charges including two assault charges against his wife.
The man, who had to be assisted into the dock, pleaded guilty and a pre-sentence report was ordered. The charges date back from 1970 until 1981.
Judge Des Marrinan said that this was a ‘sad case’ but added that they were ‘terrible crimes’. He ordered the man to sign the Sex Offenders Register and adjourned the case for reports until May 21.
The defendant was remanded in custody until then.