April 15, 2024

A West Donegal man will go on trial over 59 alleged historic intercourse offences.

The person, who’s aged in his 60s, has been served with a e-book of proof.

The accused man, who can’t be named for authorized causes right now, appeared earlier than Falcarragh District Court docket on Wednesday morning.

Twenty of the 59 costs relate to alleged incidents of indecent assault with the others alleged incidents of sexual assault, all of which date from the Seventies, Nineteen Eighties and Nineties at places in County Donegal.

There are numerous alleged victims within the case.

Sergeant John Gallagher gave proof of serving the e-book of proof on the person at Letterkenny courthouse.

Inspector Seamus McGonigle knowledgeable the court docket that the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has consented for the accused to be ahead for trial to the following sitting of Letterkenny Circuit Court docket, which commences on April 23, 2024.

All 59 costs are contained inside the e-book of proof.

Decide Éiteáin Cunningham made an order returning the person for trial and administered the alibi warning.

The accused is represented by solicitor Mr Frank Dorrian. Mr Dorrian requested that two authorized counsel be assigned within the case and this was granted by Decide Cunningham.

The person was granted bail on his personal bond of 300. He should reside at a named handle and notify An Garda Siochana of any change of handle. He should be of fine character and commit no offence whereas on bail and is to haven’t any contact in any way, both instantly or not directly, with any witnesses within the case.

A publication order stays in place that means the person can’t be named with the intention to shield the identification of the alleged victims within the case.

West Donegal man to face trial on 59 intercourse abuse costs was final modified: February twenty first, 2024 by Employees Author