Man sent for trial for alleged rapes in Galway

Glway Daily courts Man brought before court on large number of rape charges

A man in his 20s has been sent forward for trial at the Central Criminal Court for alleged rape charges committed in Galway.

The District Court heard evidence from Detective Garda Aidan Murphy this week that a book of evidence had been served on the accused man that morning.

Judge Mary Fahy made an ordering returning the case for trial at the current sitting of the Central Criminal Court.

The man, who cannot be named, has been charged with 11 counts of rape, all against the same female victim, along with one count of making threats to kill or seriously harm the same person.

The rape is alleged to have occurred at multiple locations within Galway, on dates between October of 2019, and October of 2020.

The threats to kill or cause serious harm are also alleged to have occurred at one of these location in October of 2020.

Judge Fahy also informed the accused man that if he wished to use an alibi as a defence in his case, the state must be informed of it in advance.

Free legal aid was awarded for a solicitor, along with both junior and senior counsel.