Tipperary rape accused sent for trial and remanded on continuing bail

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Tipperary rape accused sent for trial and remanded on continuing bail

Nenagh courthouse

A Tipperary man facing multiple sex assault charges, including rape, has been sent for trial to the next sitting of the Central Criminal Court in Dublin on December 18.

The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was remanded on continuing bail by Judge Elizabeth MacGrath at Nenagh Court this Friday.

The DPP has consented to the man going forward on a signed plea.

The 44-year-old man 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.