Donegal man charged with 16 counts of rape

October 20, 2022

A Donegal man has appeared in court facing multiple charges of alleged rape against a woman.

The man, who is in his 50s, faces a total of 19 charges – sixteen of which are for alleged rape.

The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons to protect the identity of his alleged victim, appeared before Letterkenny District Court.

He also faces three further charges of sexual assault.

Detective Garda Rosarie Monagle gave evidence of the arrest, charge and caution of the accused.

The accused made no reply to the charges, the court heard.

Detective Garda Monagle said there was no objection from An Garda Síochána to bail being granted. Detective Garda Monagle sought that the defendant be ordered to sign on at a named Garda station in Donegal once a week.

Detective Garda Monagle said the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) had directed that the man be sent forward for trial.

Legal aid was granted to solicitor Mr Frank Dorrian.

Judge Éiteáin Cunningham adjourned the matter until January 16, 2023 when a book of evidence will be served on the accused.