Breaking: Tipperary man, 44, on multiple rape and sexual assault charges remanded on bail

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Breaking: Tipperary man, 42, on rape and sexual assault charges granted bail

Nenagh courthouse

A 44-year-old Tipperary man facing multiple rape and sexual assault charges was remanded on bail by Nenagh Court.

The man, who can not be named for legal reasons, is charged with three counts of rape between April 1, 2015 and August 10, 2015; April 1, 2015 and May 31, 2015 and September 30, 2014 and August 10, 2015.

He faces charges of sexual assault on dates between September 30, 2014 and October 24, 2014; December 26, 2014 and August 31, 2015; March 12, 2015 and May 31, 2015, and four other charges of sexual assault on dates unknown between April 1, 2015 and May 31, 2015.

He also faces one charge of sexually exploiting a child on dates unknown between September 30, 2014 and August 10, 2015.

The court heard that he made no reply when the charges were read to him.

The man, who did not speak in court, was remanded on bail by Judge Elizabeth MacGrath to December 15 to allow for the book of evidence to be served.

The court heard that the Director of Public Prosecutions had recommended that the case go to the Central Criminal Court in Dublin.