Limerick man accused of multiple rape to face trial

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

Limerick Courthouse
THE book of evidence has been completed and served on a Limerick city man who is accused of multiple accounts of rape and sexual assault.

THE book of evidence has been completed and served on a Limerick city man who is accused of multiple accounts of rape and sexual assault.

The 34-year-old defendant, who can’t be named, is accused of seven counts of falsely imprisoning the woman and raping her 34 times over the course of a week earlier this year.

He is also charged with two counts of sexually assaulting the woman and with five counts of assaulting her causing her harm.

All of the offences are alleged to have happened at locations in Limerick city on dates between May 3 and May 9, last.

It is alleged the woman, who is from the southside of the city, was “pulled from a taxi” by a number of men and bundled into another vehicle before being taken to a flat near the city centre.

All of the rape offences are alleged to have happened at this address while the woman was being held against her will.

This afternoon, Sgt Donal Cronin told Limerick Court the book of evidence had been completed in the case and Garda Joe Dooley gave evidence of serving a copy of the book of evidence on the defendant

Judge Eugene O’Kelly remanded the accused man in custody pending his appearance before the Central Criminal Court in Dublin.