AN ARMENIAN national has been sent forward for trial to the Central Criminal Court on a charge of rape at a sitting of Fermoy District Court.
The 32-year-old had originally appeared before the District Court on October 19 in relation to the alleged offence on September 16, 2011. At that sitting he had been refused bail after gardai said they believed that he may have been a flight risk.
Inspector Tony O'Sullivan told Judge Brian Sheridan that a book of evidence had been served on the defendant prior to last Friday's sitting of the court.
Solicitor Jerry Healy applied for legal aid for his client to include a senior and junior council and a Russian interpreter to translate the book of evidence.
Inspector O'Sullivan said the accused was to be remanded in custody with consent to bail as per conditions set out in a High Court order on November 5. He said this was on an independent surety of €5,000, €3,000 of which was to be lodged with the court.