Court - Council worker charged with indecent assault from 45 years ago

Books of evidence served at district court

Court - Council worker charged with indecent assault from 45 years ago

Books of evidence were last week served on three Laois men in separate cases which will all be sent forward to the next sitting of Portlaoise Circuit Court.

Two of the men are charged with assault causing harm, while the third man is charged with indecent assault.

The man charged with indecent assault is a 63-year-old employee of Laois County Council.

There are 12 charges against the accused, relating to alleged offences committed in Laois in 1971.

Defence is solicitor, Mr Declan Breen, with one junior counsel and one senior.

Mr Breen told the court that his client, who cannot be named, works with the county council.

The matter has gone forward to the next sitting of the circuit court, on November 29.

In a separate matter, a book of evidence was served on a man who allegedly assaulted an off-duty garda.

Peter Fleming, of no fixed abode, was charged with assault causing harm, at Market Square, Mountrath, on July 11 this year.

Defence is solicitor, Mr Declan Breen, with one junior counsel.

The matter will be sent forward to the next sitting of the circuit court.

And a book of evidence was served on a Stradbally man who allegedly broke his own father’s nose in a dispute and put his parents in fear.

Maurice Murphy (30), previously of Dysart, Stradbally, but currently residing in Waterford, was charged with assault causing harm, at Dysart, on June 2 this year.

Defence is Mr Declan Breen, with one junior counsel.

The accused was released on bail, with conditions that he reside at a listed address in Ballybeg, Waterford; he provide a mobile number to the gardaí; and he abstain from all intoxicants.