Man in his 70s charged with historic sex crimes in Galway

Galway Daily courts Man charged with possessing images of child sex abuse
credit: Robert Linsdell CC BY 2.0 'The Courthouse, Courthouse Square, Galway'

A man in 70s is to be prosecuted in Galway for years of alleged historic sex crimes against a female victim back in the 1980s.

The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared before Galway District Court in recent days.

The court heard evidence from Gardaí of the accused man being arrested, charged, and cautioned that day.

He has been charged with 16 counts of indecently assaulting a female in Galway County.

The offences are alleged to have occurred over several years, on dates between October 1984 and October 1988.

The DPP has directed that the case should be tried on indictment before Galway Circuit Court.

The Director also consented to the case going forward on a signed plea of guilty should that arise.

The accused man was remanded to his next court date on bail, with conditions that he reside at the address known to the state, and sign on at a Garda station once a week.

He is also to surrender his passport, and not to have any contact with the alleged injured party, or any witnesses, by any means.

The cases will next come before the courts in December for the service of a book of evidence.