Man remanded on rape charge


A 60-year-old who faces 68 charges of rape, buggery and indecent assault involving six females appeared at Kilkenny District Court yesterday. He returned from England voluntarily to answer the charges.

The man is accused of raping, buggering and indecently assaulting one of the alleged victims at her home. Further sample charges involving five other females range from rape to indecent assault at their homes. The charges span a period from 1972 until 1987.

Judge William Harnett remanded the defendant in custody until February 4th with consent to bail on his own bond of £500 and one independent surety of £10,000. The defendant was granted legal aid.