23 year old man remains in Killarney custody in connection with alleged Sneem sexual assault

Garda Station, Killarney Gardaí in Killarney are continuing to question a 23-year-old man at Killarney Garda station about the sexual assault of a woman in her 70s at her home near Sneem earlier this year. Detectives arrested the man in the Sneem area at around 8am yesterday for questioning about the attack on the woman on the night of September 20th. The man was arrested under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act which allows for detention for up 24 hours. The alleged sexual attack happened between 5.30am and 8am when a man entered the isolated house several miles from Sneem where the woman lived alone.