Garda accused of rape
the allegations investigated by gardai rather than by the Garda Ombudsman Commission.
After an investigation was launched under the direction of a superintendent, the garda suspect was immediately suspended on full pay, pending the outcome of the inquiries.
An officer said last night that their inquiries were now at an advanced stage and the file would be sent shortly to the DPP.
The initial sex attack is alleged to have involved a young man and to have taken place in the locality where the young woman lives.
The man is currently on bail, awaiting the start of his trial, and is subject to a number of stringent conditions.
He was ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim and to stay away from a number of addresses as well as surrender his passport.