A Donegal man will appear again in court on Friday after being charged with 84 counts of rape and sexual assault.

The man, who is in his 50s, cannot be named for legal reasons.

The allegations against the man relate to alleged incidents between July 1990 and January 2005.

He appeared at Letterkenny District Court yesterday and will now be sent forward for trial at the Central Criminal Court.

The man was also charged with illegally possessing a fire arm on June 6th, 2010.

Garda Denise Cassidy told Judge Seamus Hughes the accused was charged at Glenties Garda station yesterday morning.

Inspector Sylvie Henry sought an adjournment to allow for the preparation of a book of evidence after revealing the Director of Public Prosecutions had consented for the man to go forward for trial.

Solicitor Patsy Gallagher did not seek bail in the case but did seek legal aid.

The accused will appear again this Friday, January 21st.

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