A former Waterford sports coach on trial for 266 counts of indecent and sexual assault is due to be sentenced today at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court after pleading guilty last month on the sixth day of his trial.
The 72-year-old Waterford man pleaded guilty to 13 sample counts of indecently assaulting five boys in locations in Waterford on dates between December 1979 and March 1990.
The man had been on trial in relation to 266 counts of indecently and sexually assaulting five boys in locations in Waterford, Cork, and Kilkenny on dates between 1978 and 1993.
He initially pleaded not guilty at the start of the trial but changed his plea during the trial.
Senior counsel for the prosecution Paul Greene had told the court that the pleas were acceptable to the Director of Public Prosecution on the basis of full facts being heard in evidence at sentencing.
The court is due to hear victim impact statements today.
Judge Martin Nolan had told the jury that it wasn't unusual for accused people to make “certain decisions” during a trial.
The man is currently in custody.
Judge Nolan had said the man's behaviour was “grossly immoral” and that he had taken advantage of the boys.
The court is due to sit from half past ten this morning.