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A district court judge has told the Director of Public Prosecutions “to wake up” in relation to her directions on a case of a 23 year-old south Kerry man charged with trespass with intent to commit sexual assault.
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The case of Anthony Hussey of Ardshillane, Sneem – who is accused of entering the home of a 73 year-old woman in County Kerry – has again been adjourned as the DPP’s directions in the case have yet to be received. Mr Hussey first appeared before a special sitting of Killorglin District Court last December. Anthony Hussey is accused of having entered the upstairs bedroom of the woman – who lived alone – as she emerged from the shower sometime after 6 am on September 20th last. Mr Hussey had been remanded in custody but later obtained bail from the High Court. He has been under a strict curfew since then. At Kenmare District Court, defence solicitor Pádraig O’Connell said he wanted the matter struck out as instructions on the case had still not been received from the Director of Public Prosecutions. Mr O’Connell said his client had no previous convictions and he was basically under house arrest. Judge James O’Connor warned it was time for the DPP “to wake up” in relation to the matter. The judge adjourned the matter to September 9th to await instructions from the DPP.