Man charged with 47 counts of defilement and sexual exploitation in Kerry remanded in custody

A man charged with 47 counts of defilement of a girl under 17 and sexual exploitation of a child in Kerry has been remanded in custody.

The accused was before Tralee District Court on the charges; the offences are alleged to have occurred in 2015 and 2016.

The State objected to bail; Judge David Waters refused bail and remanded the accused in custody until next week’s sitting of the court.

Restrictions imposed by the court mean the accused can’t be identified.