Sunday 18 March 2018

Bank worker in his thirties accused of repeatedly raping young male

Gardai in Tallaght are investigating three incidents
Gardai in Tallaght are investigating three incidents

Eimear Cotter

A BANK worker has appeared in court charged with repeatedly raping a young male.

The accused, who is in his 30s, replied "it's not true" after he was charged.

The man is facing 32 counts of oral and anal rape, which allegedly took place over a three-year period.

He has been ordered to stay away from the alleged victim for the duration of the trial.

Judge Bridget Reilly remanded him on bail to appear before the court in November for the service of the book of evidence. The accused appeared before Tallaght District Court.


It is alleged he had oral and anal sex with the male victim on dates between July 2003 and June 2006.

Garda Sergeant Seamus Palmer said he arrested the man at his home and took him to Tallaght Garda Station, where he was charged with the 32 offences.

Sergeant Palmer said the accused was handed a true copy of the charge sheets and in reply after caution he said: "It's not true."

As part of his bail conditions, the man has surrendered his passport and he must make no effort to leave the country.

He must also sign on at his local garda station.

The DPP has directed trial in the Central Criminal Court on the charges.

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