Man charged with multiple sex offences

A West Donegal man who appeared before yesterday’s sitting of Glenties District Court was charged with a number of sexual offences which are alleged to have taken place over an eight year period.

A West Donegal man who appeared before yesterday’s sitting of Glenties District Court was charged with a number of sexual offences which are alleged to have taken place over an eight year period.

The man, who was described as “retired” and cannot be named for legal reasons, was charged with a total of 32 counts of indecent assault between October 1977 and November 1985 against one or more injured parties.

Det. Garda David Moore told the court that he arrested the defendant yesterday morning and charged him with a total of 32 charges of indecent assault.

The defendant made no reply to the charges.

Inspector Sylvie Henry told Judge Paul Kelly that the Director of Public Prosecutions had ruled that the defendant be tried in the Circuit Court.

Judge Kelly adjourned the case until January 25 next at Glenties District Court in order that the Book of Evidence could be prepared.

Inspector Henry said that the Gardaí had no objection to bail, but requested the following conditions - that the defendant surrender his passport and make no application for any travel documents, that he sign twice weekly at Glenties Garda Station and that he make no contact directly or indirectly with any of the witnesses or alleged injured parties.

Judge Kelly granted bail of €1,000.