A former RTÉ journalist will be sentenced in July for sexually assaulting a woman he met on a night out in Dublin four years ago.
Micheál Ó Lidheain, who's from Ballinskelligs in Co Kerry, was found to have assaulted her after they went back to his flat.
After kissing in the beer garden of a Dublin pub, the court heard Micheál O’Lidheain and the woman went back to his flat.
There was some consensual sexual activity there but she told him she didn’t want to have sex because they didn’t have contraception.
She gave evidence of waking up in his bed to find him on top of her. She told the jurors he was groping her - something she didn’t consent to.
After he was found guilty, she told the judge that he had violated her body, mind, sense of self and her sense of security in the world.
She also criticised the amount of time it took for it to go to trial.
O’Lidheain, who used to work as a political reporter on Raidió na Gaeltachta, was due to be sentenced today but the judge adjourned it until July to allow time for a probation report to be prepared.