A garda has pleaded guilty to two counts of defilement of a teenage boy at the Circuit Criminal Court in Cork.

Damien Jermyn, 29, who is a garda based in Killarney, Co Kerry, pleaded guilty to engaging in a sexual act with the boy on dates in January and February 2011.

Garda Jermyn, with an address at Main Street, Bantry, Co Cork was remanded on bail.

He will be sentenced in November.