Sexual assault accused sent for trial

A Mayo man accused of sexual assault has been sent forward for trial to the next sitting of Galway Circuit Criminal Court.

The 52-year-old man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was brought before Galway District Court on Monday charged with sexually assaulting a female at a north Galway location on a date unknown between February 1 and April 30, 2009, contrary to Section 2 of the Criminal Law (Rape ) (Amendment ) Act 1990.

Garda Robert Bradley gave evidence of serving the book of evidence on the accused man before the court sitting. Inspector Ernie Whyte informed the court that the Director of Public Prosecutions has consented to the matter being sent forward for trial to the next sittings of the Galway Circuit Criminal Court commencing February 21.

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