Rape accused returned for trial

A 41 year old man accused of a rape in County Louth, has been returned for trial at the Central Criminal Court in Dublin.

A 41 year old man accused of a rape in County Louth, has been returned for trial at the Central Criminal Court in Dublin.

The defendant - who can’t be named for legal reasons appeared before Dundalk district court last week accused of committing the offence at Halloween 2011.

He’s further charged with a sexual assault at the same location, on the same date.

After he heard that a book of evidence had been formally served on the accused that morning Judge Cormac Dunne sent him forward for trial on the same bail terms and conditions.