2 remanded in sexual assault case

Two men arrested in relation to a sexual assault on a woman were remanded into custody when they appeared in court this week.

The woman reported to police that she had been threatened with a firearm and forced to perform sexual acts on 30 Dec.

One of the men, age 26 of East End, appeared in court on Wednesday charged with two counts of rape, one count of wrongful confinement and one count of assault by penetration. He was remanded into custody. The case was transmitted to Grand Court and the defendant will appear before that court on 24 March.

The other man, age 29 of East End, was charged with possession of an imitation firearm with intent to commit an offence, wrongful confinement, threats to kill, and several counts of assault by penetration. He appeared in court on Tuesday and was remanded into custody.