Man to appear in court on sex abuse charges in October

Tuesday 29 July 2014 23.51
Judge Mary Ellen Ring set a new arraignment date of 22 October
Judge Mary Ellen Ring set a new arraignment date of 22 October

A man charged with 50 counts of sexual offences against two young girls will appear again before Dublin Circuit Criminal Court in October.

The 51-year-old man, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, was sent forward from the District Court earlier this year in relation to the alleged offences.

They are alleged to have happened on dates between 2007 and 2011 at locations in Dublin and Donegal.

The charges sent forward include 40 counts of child exploitation by inviting, inducing or coercing the alleged victim to engage in or participate in a sexual, indecent or obscene act.

This includes engaging in the production of child pornography.

There are three counts of alleged sexual assault and seven of defilement of a child under the age of 17.

Sarah Jane O'Callaghan BL, defending, told the court they had received a significant amount of disclosure of evidence last week and asked for a new arraignment date.

Judge Mary Ellen Ring set a new arraignment date of 22 October.

It is expected the accused man will then indicate how he intends to plead to the charges.