December 3, 2023

4 males who’ve been charged with greater than 120 historic sexual abuse offences in Co Donegal have had their circumstances adjourned for the companies of books of proof.

Authorized representatives for the 4 males appeared at Falcarragh District Courtroom earlier than Decide Éiteáin Cunningham.

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

The 4, who can’t be named for authorized causes to guard the anonymity of the alleged victims within the case.

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 girl. He additionally faces 20 expenses of sexual assault and eight expenses of indecently assaulting the identical girl.

Towards one other girl, the identical man faces 10 expenses of rape, 20 expenses of indecent assault and three sexual assault expenses.

One other of the accused aged in his 40s faces 19 expenses of sexually assaulting one of many ladies.

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

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

He’s charged with raping one of many ladies. 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 girl.

At a earlier courtroom siting the boys have been all granted bail.

The accused had been ordered to remain away and haven’t any contact, instantly 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 electronic mail handle. They have to be contactable always by telephone and acknowledge receipt of any electronic mail.

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

At immediately’s sitting the courtroom was informed that books of proof within the circumstances weren’t prepared and all circumstances have been adjourned till December twentieth subsequent to permit for the service of the books of proof.

4 males dealing with 126 historic intercourse expenses have circumstances adjourned was final modified: October 18th, 2023 by Employees Author