Man accused of raping his niece eight times
By Brendan Grehan
A MAN accused of eight rapes of his niece has been remanded on bail by Tallaght Court for service of his book of evidence.
He was before Judge Patricia McNamara for service of his book of evidence.
Judge McNamara told the members of the press that reporting restrictions applied in the case.
The man, aged 59, who has an address in Tallaght, is charged with seven counts of raping his niece at his home on dates between March 12, 2012 and February 10, 2014.
He is also charged with orally raping his niece on a date unknown between March 12, 2012 and April 15, 2013 at a park in South Dublin.
He was accompanied in court by members of his family. A Solicitor for the DPP told the court that the book was ready to be served.
She said the DPP had consented for the man to be sent forward to the next sitting of the Central Criminal Court. She added that amendments had to be made to the charges. The case went to second calling.
The man’s solicitor, Michael Hennessy, suggested a remand of one week for service of the book of evidence.
Judge McNamara remanded the man on continuing bail to appear before Tallaght Court on Friday (September 9) for service of the book.