Man accused of hospital sex attack

Published Tuesday, 17 December 2013
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A Co Down man has been committed for trial, accused of sexually molesting a pensioner hospital patient twice.

Man accused of hospital sex attack
Ulster Hospital, in Dundonald where the attack is alledged to have taken place. (© UTV)

Appearing in the dock of Newtownards Magistrates' Court on Tuesday handcuffed to a prison guard, 58-year-old David Hull told the court he was not objecting to the Preliminary Enquiry, but that he did not wish to give evidence himself nor to call evidence on his behalf.

A prosecuting lawyer contended there was a Prima Facie case against him and as there were no contrary submissions from his solicitor, District Judge Mark Hamill committed Hull for trial at Downpatrick Crown Court in the new year.

Hull, with an address on Main Street in Carrowdore, Newtownards, faces two charges of sexually assaulting a 65-year-old woman on 2 September while the pensioner was an inpatient at the Ulster Hospital.

Hull did not ask for bail on Tuesday. Judge Hamill remanded him into custody to appear in the Crown Court next month.

© UTV News
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