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A man has appeared in court charged with the alleged rape and burglary of a woman in Kerry.

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The man was arrested yesterday (Monday) and charged with rape, attempted rape, and burglary.

It’s alleged this man, who can’t be named for legal reasons, broke into a house in Kerry in the early hours of a date in September 2015, raped the occupant – a woman who lived alone, and stole €500.

The man was arrested yesterday (Monday) and charged with three offences – rape, attempted rape, and burglary; he made no reply.

Counsel for the accused applied for bail, saying his client was prepared to abide by bail conditions.

The State object to bail, with the arresting sergeant stating he feared for the public if the accused was released on bail.

The sergeant said the accused was clearly identified on CCTV, his fingerprints were found at the scene, and a coat he was identified in on CCTV was found at the scene.

The judge refused to grant bail, and remanded the man in custody to appear again in court on Wednesday.