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Take-away boss accused of grope attacks on three members of staff

A TAKE-AWAY owner accused of groping the breasts of three female employees has had the matter adjourned to September after his solicitor raised a number of questions about the witnesses statements.

The man, who is in his 40s, is also alleged to have got into bed with an employee who was living in an apartment above the take-away.

Judge Ann Ryan adjourned the matter at Dun Laoghaire District Court to a date in September as the man's legal team has raised a number of questions about the disclosure of statements relating to the allegations.

The accused, with an address in south Dublin, is charged with seven counts of sexual assault. The alleged incidents took place between November 2011 and May 2012 at a take-away in south Dublin.

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It is alleged that the three women were working for the accused in the take-away when they were sexually assaulted.

Gardai had claimed the accused slapped the women on their bottoms and groped their breasts. He is also alleged to have got into bed beside one of the women.

A judge previously accepted jurisdiction of the charges.

Defence solicitor Ronnie Lynam said he had received statements in relation to the allegations, and he had raised a number of issues. Mr Lynam said he is in correspondence with the State at present.

Judge Ryan adjourned the matter to a date in September.

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