GARDAI fear a man awaiting trial for a sexual assault in Limerick may have fled the country.
The 25 year old from county Limerick is accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a house in the suburbs on December 4, 2009.
He failed to appear before Limerick Circuit Court this Monday.
Garda Mark Crowley, Roxboro Road garda station, gave evidence that the man has failed to abide by his bail conditions, as he has not signed on at Roxboro Garda Station since mid-February. He has also not signed on for social welfare in three months, since February 16.
The garda expressed a concern that the accused may have absconded from the jursidiction.
Judge Carroll Moran issued a bench warrant for his arrest.
The case is due for mention again on July 24.