The sentencing of a 36-year-old man who was found guilty of sexually assaulting a woman he met via the Tinder app, has been adjourned until next year.

The assault happened after the man drove the woman to a secluded part of the UCD campus on 23 July 2014.

The woman, who spoke very little English, told the court the man had turned into a "monster" in the car and assaulted her before driving off when she managed to escape from the car.

The Circuit Criminal Court was told this morning that an issue had arisen in relation to the man's previous convictions relating to offences carried out outside the jurisdiction when he was a minor.

Prosecuting lawyers said they needed to get formal proof of these convictions.

Lawyers for the defence said they needed to get a legal opinion from the other jurisdiction on whether or not these previous convictions were "spent" because they had happened when he was still a minor, and should not be taken into account in this case.

Defence lawyers also said they wanted time to get a psychiatric report on the man.

The case will be back before the court next week for legal argument relating to the issue of previous convictions.  

The man will not be sentenced until 2 March.