September 26, 2023

4 males have been charged with over 120 historic sexual abuse offences in County Donegal.

The boys face a complete of 126 fees of rape, sexual assault and indecent assault in opposition to two girls. The costs relate to alleged incidents on a variety of dates from the early Nineteen Eighties to the early Nineties.

The 4, who can’t be named for authorized causes to guard the anonymity of the alleged victims within the case, had been introduced earlier than a sitting of Falcarragh District Court docket, held at Letterkenny courthouse, on Wednesday morning.

All 4 had been arrested on Wednesday morning and had been granted bail to seem once more in October for the service of books of proof.

One of many males has been charged with a complete of 81 offences. The person, in his 50s, has been charged with 20 counts of rape in opposition to one lady. He additionally faces 20 fees of sexual assault and eight fees of indecently assaulting the identical lady.

In opposition to one other lady, the identical man faces 10 fees of rape, 20 fees of indecent assault and three sexual assault fees.

Detective Garda Eugene Organ gave proof of arresting the person on Wednesday morning. The person replied ‘no remark’ when every of the costs was put to him.

The person was represented by barrister Mr Fiachra Treacy, instructed by solicitor Phelim O’Neill.

One of many males aged in his 40s faces 19 fees of sexually assaulting one of many girls. Detective Garda Paul Dolan gave proof of the arrest, cost and warning of the person, who made no reply to the costs.

Mr Fiachra Treacy, instructed by solicitor Phelim O’Neill, acted as his authorized consultant.

A person in his 40s has been charged with 17 counts of indecent assault, 14 of that are in opposition to one of many girls and the opposite three in opposition to a second lady.

Detective Garda Darren Carter gave proof of arresting the person, who made no reply when charged. Mr Damien Crawford BL, instructed by Tracy Horan and Firm Solicitors, represented the accused.

A fourth man, aged in his late 40s, faces a complete of 9 fees.

He’s charged with raping one of many girls. He’s additional charged with 4 counts of rape in addition to two counts of sexual assault and two counts of indecently assaulting the opposite lady.

Detective Garda Carter gave proof of arresting the person, who made no reply to any of the costs. Solicitor Mr Ciaran Mac Lochlainn acted on his behalf on Wednesday.

Decide Éiteáin Cunningham granted bail to the 4 males, who’re as a consequence of seem once more at Falcarragh District Court docket on October 18, 2023.

Every man was bailed on his personal bond of €500, nil money with situations imposed.

They’re to reside at their regular residence and notify gardai of any change inside 24 hours. Any change of handle should be authorized by gardai.

They’re to remain away and don’t have any contact, immediately or not directly, to incorporate social media or in any other case, with the alleged injured events within the case. They have to present contact particulars, together with a phone quantity and e-mail handle. They should be contactable always by telephone and acknowledge receipt of any e-mail.

The 4 males had been additionally ordered to be of excellent character and commit no offence whereas on bail.

Within the case of every man, reporting restrictions had been imposed that means they can’t be recognized.

4 males charged with 126 historic intercourse fees was final modified: July twentieth, 2023 by Employees Author