A MAN facing a number of sexually related charges has been returned for trial to Wexford Circuit Criminal Court.
The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, came before Judge Gerard Haughton at Wexford District Court on Monday on 59 charges of rape on two females between June 5, 1981, and September 30, 1986. He also faces 24 charges of assault on a female between January 1, 1976, and September 30, 1986.
The defendant is also alleged to have carried out one indecent assault of a male on April 1, 1981, and one indecent assault of a female on August 11, 1983.
Judge Haughton was told that the Book of Evidence had been served on the defendant.
The defendant was returned for trial to the present sitting of Wexford Circuit Criminal Court.
He was remanded on continuing bail.