A 42-YEAR-OLD man has appeared before Limerick District Court accused of multiple counts of sexual assault on a young girl over a five-year period.
He is charged with 21 counts in total with the offences alleged to have occurred between January 2002 and March 2007.
Judge Eamon O’Brien yesterday granted an application by solicitor Tom Kiely that the accused man not be named or photographed given the sensitivities of the case.
Sgt Michelle Leahy said there was no objection to bail subject to a number of conditions, which included that the accused reside at a given address in Limerick; that he have no contact with the alleged injured party, including through Facebook and other social media; and that he stays out of the Rhebogue and Corbally areas.
Sgt Leahy said that the DPP had consented for the man to be sent forward for trial at the Circuit Court and he was remanded on bail to appear before the District Court again on May 9 for service of the book of evidence.