Sunday 17 December 2017

Man (65) accused of raping girl at his home and on holidays

Eimear Cotter

A MAN accused of raping and sexually assaulting a young female, both at his home in Dublin and on holidays in Co Donegal, has been sent forward for trial.

The 65-year-old is alleged to have committed the offences on dates between 1991 and 1994.

He is facing trial by judge and jury in the Central Criminal Court.

The accused appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with two counts of rape of a female at his west Dublin home on dates in 1994.


He is also accused of three counts of sexually assaulting the same girl, both at his Dublin home and at a location in Co Donegal, on dates between 1991 and 1994.

A State solicitor said that the book of evidence had been served on the accused, who goes forward to the sittings of the Central Criminal Court.

Judge David McHugh gave the man the formal alibi caution.

Judge McHugh assigned a solicitor, as well as a junior counsel and a senior counsel on free legal aid.

The judge also ordered that a video copy of an interview that gardai conducted with the accused be given to his legal team.


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