Man charged with defilement and sexual exploitation in Kerry sent forward for trial

A man charged with 47 counts of defilement of a girl under 17 and sexual exploitation of a child in Kerry has been sent forward for trial.

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

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

Judge David Waters sent the man forward for trial to the next sitting of Tralee Circuit Court.