Closing arguments heard in rape case

The trial of a man accused of raping his housemate in the Donegal house they shared together has reached closing stages at the Central Criminal Court.

The trial of a man accused of raping his housemate in the Donegal house they shared together has reached closing stages at the Central Criminal Court.

The 38-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to orally raping and sexually assaulting the 20-year-old woman on October 30, 2010.

The jury of five women and seven men have heard closing speeches from both prosecuting and defending counsel and are due to retire to consider their verdict on Monday following a charge from Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy.