Tallaght man allegedly touched woman through her tracksuit bottoms
By Brendan Grehan
A MAN who allegedly touched a young woman’s genital area through her tracksuit bottoms will be tried in the Circuit Court. The man was represented by his solicitor, Padraig O’Donovan.
The man, aged 45, with an address in Tallaght, is charged with sexually assaulting a named female at another address in Tallaght on October 21, 2014.
The case was before Judge John Lindsay in Tallaght Court for a plea or a date for hearing.
The court had previously accepted jurisdiction.
The court had heard it will be alleged that the man was an acquaintance of the injured party’s mother.
It will be alleged that on October 21, 2014, the accused had been invited back to the woman’s house and the victim, the woman’s daughter, had been asleep in bed when the accused got in bed beside her and touched her genital area through her tracksuit bottoms.
The victim then got out of bed and told her mother. The injured party was 20, the court had heard.
A solicitor for the DPP told the judge that the DPP had directed summary disposal.
The defendant told Judge Lindsay that he did not consent to the case being dealt with summarily.
The solicitor for the DPP asked for six-week remand for service of the book of evidence.
Mr O’Donovan said his client would consent to a longer remand.
Judge Lindsay remanded the man on continuing bail to a date in January for service of the book of evidence.