Ballyfermot man charged with two counts of rape

A BALLYFERMOT man charged with two rapes  has been sent forward for his trial at the Central Criminal Court.

The 57-year-old  was before Judge David McHugh in Blanchardstown District Court for service of his book of evidence.

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The man, who has an address in Ballyfermot, and who cannot be identified for legal reasons, is charged with two counts of raping the same female at his home in Ballyfermot on March 17, 2015.

A Solicitor for the DPP told Judge McHugh that the book was ready to be served.

He said the DPP had consented for the man to be sent forward on the two charges in the book to the present sitting of the Central Criminal Court.

He told the judge that reporting restrictions apply in the case.

Issuing the man with the alibi caution, Judge McHugh sent the man

forward on bail to the present sitting of the Central Criminal Court.

He granted legal aid to the man for one junior counsel and one senior counsel.

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