A DATE has been set for the trial of a Limerick city man who is accused of multiple accounts of rape and sexual assault.
The 34-year-old defendant, who cannot be named for legal reason, is accused of seven counts of falsely imprisoning the woman and raping her 34 times over the course of a week almost a year ago.
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.
The case was sent forward for trial at the Central Criminal Court last November after the book of evidence was completed and served on the accused man.
The matter has now been listed for trial at the Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin on December 6, next.
At Limerick Court, Sergeant Donal Cronin asked that a separate but connected charge be adjourned until after the trial is heard.
Judge Eugene O’Kelly granted the application and adjourned the matter to January 7, 2015.