Man faces sex assault charges

Court news
Court news

A 27-year-old man has appeared in court accused of causing someone to engage in a sexual act by ingesting faeces.

Joseph Martin Healy, of no fixed abode, faces a total of 20 charges allegedly committed between February and September 2013.

They include rape, attempted rape, sexual assault and common assault.

During a brief hearing, Healy declined to say anything in answer to the charges or to call evidence on his own behalf.

He was remanded in custody to appear at the Crown Court for arraignment on March 19.