Book of evidence for rape accused

A 40-year-old man accused of multiple counts of raping his daughter over a seven-year period was served with a book of evidence yesterday.

Detective Garda Mick Dolan served the book of evidence on the defendant at Cork District Court.

There are 93 charges in the book of evidence, almost half of them referring to alleged rape on dates from 2008 to November 2015.

The remainder of the charges referred to sexual assault.

Inspector Mary King applied to have the case sent forward for trial by judge and jury at the Central Criminal Court.

Emmet Boyle, solicitor, asked for legal aid to be extended to junior and senior counsel.

Judge Con O’Leary acceded to that application and sent the case forward to the Central Criminal Court.

Particulars of the case that might identify parties cannot be identified.

Bail conditions require the accused to have no contact with the complainant and to stay away from a school in Cork City and from a number of other particular areas.

The accused previously surrendered his passport as a condition of bail.


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