Tallaght man charged with sexually assaulting female after pub function
By Brendan Grehan
A MAN accused of sexually assaulting a female after a function in a pub is to be tried in the Circuit Court.
Judge Patricia McNamara refused jurisdiction in the case in Tallaght Court.
The man (28), with an address in Tallaght, is charged with sexually assaulting a female at his address on June 21, 2015.
The case was before Judge McNamara to consider jurisdiction. The man was represented by his solicitor, Michael Hennessy.
The court had heard it will be alleged that on the above date, the injured party had called into Tallaght Garda Station to report that she had been sexually assaulted.
The court heard it will be alleged that on the previous night, the injured party and the accused had been at a party in a pub.
After the party it will be alleged that a group of people had gone to the accused’s house where they continued the celebrations.
The injured party went to bed fully clothed and at 6.15am the next morning, the accused allegedly got into the bed and started to put his hand up her skirt and touch her private parts between her legs.
Judge McNamara said that after considering the case, she did not deem it to be a summary offence and was refusing jurisdiction.
Judge McNamara remanded the man on continuing bail for six weeks for service of the book of evidence.