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25 Jan 2022

Trial Day Three: Rape trial continues with technical evidence

Trial Day Three: Rape trial continues with technical evidence

The trial of a man accused of raping and kidnapping his former partner continued yesterday (Wednesday) with technical evidence.

The accused, who is the father of his girlfriend's children, has pleaded not (NOT) guilty at the Central Criminal Court to rape, false imprisonment, breaching a barring order and production of an article in November 2015 and four counts of assault causing harm between 2011 and 2015.

Garda Ray Greenan told the jury at the Central Criminal Court that he technically examined a car found at the entrance to a nearby bog and took swabs from a number of areas in the car and from items in the car.

Garda Colin White, a crime scene investigator, said he went to the house where the alleged victim claimed she was held overnight and raped by her partner and recovered a number of items from the bedroom including a duvet cover, bed sheets and pillow cases and a mobile phone belonging to the defendant.


He said all of the items were bagged for examination.


The trial resumes before Ms Justice Carmel Stewart and a jury on today (Thursday) at 2pm.

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