70 year-old Donegal man charged with sex offences against boys back in court

A 70-year-old man charged with a series of sex offences against boys in west Donegal is still awaiting service of the book of evidence.

Dungloe District Court was told today  that a short adjournment was being sought to allow continued communication between the State Solicitor and defence solicitor Cormac Hartnett.

The 70-year-old is charged with offences dating back to 1984. He was accused of six charges of gross indecency against males under 17 between February 2001 and June 2006.

He was also accused of one charge of indecent assault on a young male between June 1984 and September 1984.

Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the hearing against the man, who cannot be named at this stage for legal reasons, to Glenties District Court on July 24 for service of the book of evidence.