Man, 60s, charged with raping woman in Co Donegal

November 8, 2022

A man who is to stand trial for allegedly raping a woman in Co Donegal replied ‘no’ when charged.

The man, who is in his 6os, appeared at Letterkenny District Court.

He cannot be named for legal reasons.

Detective Sergeant Sean Barrett gave evidence of charging the accused man at 10.26am.

The man replied ‘no’ when charged, Detective Sergeant Barrett said.

He is charged that, on a date in the 1990s, at a named address in County Donegal, raped a woman. The offence is contrary to Section 48 of the Offences Against The Person Act 1861 and Section 2 of the Criminal Law (Rape) Act 1981, as amended by Section 21 of the Criminal Law (Rape) (Amendment) Act, 1990.

Sergeant Jim Collins told the court that the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has directed trial at the Central Criminal Court.

A book of evidence will now be prepared in the case.

Solicitor for the accused, Mr Patsy Gallagher, said there were no State objections to bail.

Judge Éiteáin Cunningham adjourned the case and granted bail. The man is to have no contact, either directly or indirectly, with any witnesses in the case.