A man in his 70s has gone on trial charged with two counts of alleged sexual assault against a 5 year old girl in Co Donegal.

The man, who is a neighbour of the child’s family, denies the charges.

The incidents are alleged to have happened on the same day in 2013.

The man denies two counts of sexual assault – the first of touching the girl’s genitals and the second of him putting her hand on his penis outside his trousers.

The girl, who is now aged 8, has appeared by videolink to give evidence in the case.

The trial, before Judge Martin Nolan, started at Letterkenny Circuit Court yesterday and is expected to last until next Tuesday.

The man’s identity cannot be revealed.



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