70-year-old to be tried for alleged sex offences on underage males

70-year-old to be tried for alleged sex offences on underage males
A 70-year-old man from West Donegal who is charged with seven sex offences against underage males will be tried in October.

A 70-year-old man from West Donegal who is charged with seven sex offences against underage males will be tried in October.

The man cannot be named for legal reasons.

Garda Ciaran Cassidy served the book of evidence on the man shortly before he appeared at Glenties District Court today.

It is alleged that he committed six acts of gross indecency on males under the age of 17 between the dates of February 2001 and June 2006.

He is also charged with indecent assault on an underage male between June 1984 and September 1984.

On direction of the DPP, Judge Paul Kelly sent the case forward for trial to the next sitting of Letterkenny Circuit Court on October 29.

He instructed the defendant that he must give the prosecution fourteen days notice if he wishes to introduce evidence in support of an alibi.

Judge Kelly granted bail, with own bond of €1,000, and subject to a number of conditions: that the defendant continue to reside at his current address; that he have no contact, direct or indirect, with any of the witnesses or alleged injured parties; and that he sign on weekly at his local garda station.