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Man (32) appears in court charged with raping woman in Tralee

He was remanded in custody to appear via video link at Tralee District Court on Wednesday.

A MAN HAS appeared before a special sitting of Mallow District Court in connection with an alleged attack on a woman in Tralee, Co Kerry on Thursday.

The 32-year-old man of no fixed abode is accused of five charges, including two counts of rape.

One of the rape charges is under Section 4 of the Criminal Law Rape Amendment Act, 1990.

The three other charges include threat to kill or cause serious harm, burglary with intent to commit assault causing harm, and production of an implement, namely a scissors, in the course of a dispute.

Detective Sergeant Tom Burke gave evidence of arrest, charge and caution.

The accused was arrested on 14 March in Tralee on suspicion of rape. He was charged at 6am this morning. 

His solicitor Pat Mann said there would be no bail application. Judge Colm Roberts noted there could be no application in the District Court for bail given the nature of some of the charges.

The accused was remanded in custody to appear via video link at Tralee District Court on Wednesday, 20 March.

On request from Mann, Judge Roberts ordered the accused receive all relevant medical attention and medication.

Legal aid was granted. The man cannot be identified for legal reasons.

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