Historic child sex accused is remanded in custody after appearance at Special Court

A 44-year-old man has been remanded in custody after appearing before a special court sitting on two separate sets of charges, both relating to incidents in Fermanagh, and one of which involves a charge of historic sexual abuse of a child over a four year period.
Appearing by video-link from police custody was Jan Navratil from Main Street, Augher who is charged with sexually assaulting a child on dates between January 2012 and December 2016.
A detective constable told Dungannon Magistrates Court the charge could be connected.
Meanwhile is a separate incident which allegedly occurred on New Year’s Day Navratil is accused of damaging cars belonging to two males and was in possession of a quantity of cannabis.
A different police officer confirmed these charges, which are unrelated to the sexual matter, could be connected.
A defence barrister advised there would be no application for bail at this stage.
District Judge Michael Ranaghan remanded Navratil in custody to appear by video-link before Enniskillen Magistrates Court on 31 January.

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