Date set for trial of man accused of sex assault

Galway Courthouse

A date has been set for the trial of a 61-year-old man who is charged with the sexual assault of a boy during the 1990s.
The man, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, faces 20 counts of sexually assaulting the boy at a County Galway location on various dates between July 1994 and March 1996.
Circuit Court Judge Rory McCabe has listed the man’s trial, which is expected to last a week, for December 11.
Bail was initially granted to the accused in the District Court on condition he make no contact with the complainant or any other witnesses involved in the case and that he notify Gardai of any change of address.
He is to continue signing on every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at his local Garda station, provide a mobile phone number to Gardai, be available to Gardai at all times, and observe a nightly curfew from 10pm to 8am.