West Donegal man charged with 183 counts of sexual assault on minors

A west Donegal man was charged with 183 counts of sexual assault on seven minors at Letterkenny District Court yesterday.

The 41-year-old married man, who cannot be named, is alleged to have sexually assaulted the male and female minors, between 1984 and 2009.

Some of the alleged victims, who were aged between eight years and 13 years, were related while others were neighbours.

The man was arrested by gardaí on Wednesday and brought to Milford Garda station where he made no reply to the charges after caution.

Insp Kevin Gately did not object to bail but asked Judge Paul Kelly to impose conditions on the man to surrender his passport; not make contact with any of the injured parties or their families; to sign on at the Garda station on Mondays and Fridays between 9am and 9pm; and to provide an independent surety to the court.