A 27 year old man accused of multiple sexual offences in County Louth including 41 counts of rape, has been returned for trial at the Central Criminal Court.
The defendant - who cannot be named for legal reasons, is charged with a total of 70 alleged offences, including sexual assault and making a threat to kill or cause serious harm.
The charges relate to the same female complainant, and are alleged to have been committed at a number of locations in Louth on dates between December 2014 and June 2016.
At Dundalk district court last Wednesday after being told a Book of Evidence had been served on the accused, Judge Miriam Walsh sent him forward to the present sittings of the Central Criminal Court on the same bail terms.
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