A man accused of raping a 12-day-old baby has been denied bail at a Co Down court this afternoon.
According to BBC News, the 25 year-old man who cannot be named for legal reasons in order to protect the identity of the infant, has denied the charges brought against him.
The man who is alleged to have carried out the horrific assault in a house in the Annalong area of Co Down on September 29th, appeared before Newry Magistrates Court charged with sexual assault and the intent to inflict Grevious Bodily Harm on the infant.
BBC News say the man was refused bail after he presented in court with an address within the Republic of Ireland.
It is believed that the accused who admitted to having custody of the child on the day in question, submitted his father’s address as required place of residence whilst out on bail.
However the application was denied given that the address was within another jurisdiction outside of Northern Ireland.
It is also believed that the court also had concerns regarding the man’s supervision, whilst under the supervision of his father.
The man has since been remanded in custody at Maghaberry Prison and will appear before court again on December 5th.
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