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Man charged with 50 sex offences back in court in October

Fiona Ferguson

Published 29/07/2014 | 11:20

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A MAN charged with 50 counts of sexual offences against two young girls will appear again before Dublin Circuit Criminal Court in October.

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The 51-year-old man, who can not be identified for legal reasons, was sent forward from the District Court earlier this year in relation to the offences which are alleged to have happened on dates between 2007 and 2011 at locations in Dublin and Donegal.

The charges sent forward include 40 counts of child exploitation by inviting, inducing or coercing the alleged victim to engage in or participate in a sexual, indecent or obscene act. This includes engaging in the production of child pornography.

There are three counts of alleged sexual assault and seven of defilement of a child under the age of 17.

Today Sarah Jane O’Callaghan BL, defending, told the court they had received a significant amount of disclosure of evidence last week and asked for a new arraignment date.

Judge Mary Ellen Ring set a new arraignment date of October 22, 2014 when it is expected the accused man will indicate how he intends to plead to the charges.

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