Northern Ireland

Dungannon pair admit sexually assaulting woman

Two Dungannon men have admitted sexually assaulting a woman during an attack last year.

Mariano Pereira, 32, and Marito Soares, 24, both from the Belmont estate, were due to stand trial at Dungannon Crown Court in relation to the offence, which involved the same victim.

Both men changed their pleas at a hearing on Thursday.

The pair admitted sexually assaulting the woman in February 2010.

In relation to Pereira, an additional charge of rape is to be left on the court books.

Judge David McFarland ordered pre-sentence reports to be compiled on the men, and remanded them on bail to return to court on 15 November.