Man and woman remanded on bail over hundreds of alleged child abuse incidents

A man and woman have been remanded on continuing bail in a Kerry court charged with over 200 offences involving five children.

Their cases are to come before Killarney District Court again next month where the books of evidence are due to be served.

The man, who’s in his 40s, is accused of 112 counts in the case of one child – including 17 counts of rape, 17 counts of aggressive sexual assault, and 16 counts of sexual assault.

There were five counts of sexual exploitation under the Child Trafficking and Pornographic Act, and one count of a threat to kill.

He’s also facing 22 counts of neglect involving four other children.

The woman, also in her 40s, is charged with 79 offences including 16 counts of sexual assault; five of sexual exploitation, and 36 of child neglect in the case of one child.

There are 22 counts of child neglect involving four other children.

Strict reporting restrictions have been imposed so as not to identify any of the parties.

Judge David Waters remanded the man and woman on continuing bail to the 3rd of December sitting of Killarney District Court for service of the book of evidence.