Man charged with indecent sexual assaults at Newcastle West court

Gerard Fitzgibbon

Reporter:

Gerard Fitzgibbon

A CHARLEVILLE man is to be sent forward for trial after he was accused of indecent sexual assault on fourteen occasions over a ten year period.

A CHARLEVILLE man is to be sent forward for trial after he was accused of indecent sexual assault on fourteen occasions over a ten year period.

The 50-year-old appeared before Newcastle West Court last Thursday in connection with the offences, which are alleged to have taken place in Rathkeale between the late 1980s and late 1990s.

Insp Paul Reidy told the court that after reviewing the case, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has decided that the accused should be sent forward for trial at Limerick Circuit Court.

Insp Reidy requested that the case be adjourned to allow for the completion and service of a book of evidence.

The court was told that the State have no objection to the accused being remanded on bail, provided that he observes a number of conditions.

Insp Reidy said that the accused must refrain from making contact with any witnesses in the case, and that he will be required to sign on at Charleville Garda Station between Monday and Friday each week. Solicitor Paul Cagney, represented the accused, said that he had no objection to the bail conditions that were laid out.

Judge Mary O’Halloran adjourned the case to appear before Newcastle West Court again on June 28 for service of the book of evidence.