Louis Walsh accuser to be sentenced in January

The man who pleaded guilty to making false statements to gardaí that Louis Walsh sexually assaulted him in a Dublin nightclub is set to be sentenced next January.

The man who pleaded guilty to making false statements to gardaí that Louis Walsh sexually assaulted him in a Dublin nightclub is set to be sentenced next January.

Leonard Watters, from Navan, Co Meath, today apologised for the untrue allegations that the music manager groped him in the toilets of Krystle nightclub last April.

Described as a 'Walter Mitty' character, the 24-year-old father-of-two accused 'X Factor' judge Walsh of sexually assaulting him in the toilets of Krystle nightclub in two statements to gardaí.

He had met the pop mogul in April while out socialising in the city centre and the pair had travelled onto the club.

Watters backed down and admitted he was making it all up when gardaí told him that CCTV footage from the club did not support his allegations.

Judge Dermot Dempsey said today that it is a serious matter and he has not ruled out a custodial sentence, but he wants to consider a probation and welfare report before finalising the case next January.

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