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A man convicted of sexually assaulting a toddler in Kerry has had a further nine months of the suspended sentence imposed on him activated.

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Garry Clyde pleaded guilty to two counts of sexually assaulting the little girl between December 2011 and January 2012.
The 21 year-old had since come to the attention of the Scottish authorities in relation to a separate matter.
Judge Carroll Moran imposed a five-year sentence on Garry Clyde at a sitting of Tralee Circuit Criminal Court in 2013 but suspended the last two and a half years.
The then 19-year old, who is originally from Scotland, had pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a two-year-old girl in Co Kerry.
He served the first two and a half years of his sentence but on his release, returned to Scotland.
In July of this year he came before the Sherriff’s Court in Dundee on matters relating to a domestic dispute.
Defending counsel John O’Sullivan said his client was a “vulnerable individual” and had been placed under the supervision of the court in Scotland.
Judge Thomas E. O’Donnell said Mr Clyde had effectively not lived up to the terms of the suspended portion of his sentence.
He said one of the conditions was that he cooperated with the probation services here and there had been a serious breach of this.
Judge O’Donnell activated a further nine months of the suspended sentence imposed by Judge Moran.