Man (66) denies sexual assault charge

Man (66) denies sexual assault charge

A 66-year-old man denies a charge of sexual assault.

John Brendan Butler, with an address listed as McIlroy Court in Newtownabbey, faces one charge that he 'intentionally touched a female, the circumstances being that the touching was sexual' in relation to December 15 last year.

A defence barrister said the charge relates to a hostel where Butler and the alleged victim, an adult, had both been residents.

At Antrim Magistrates Court, sitting in Ballymena, the case was adjourned to December 21 to fix a date for a contest.