Trial of Kerry man accused of raping sex worker hears DNA evidence

The trial of a Kerry man accused of raping a sex worker has heard evidence of semen found at the scene belonging to two unknown men. By DubhEire (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons The man has pleaded NOT guilty at the Central Criminal Court to oral rape and sexual assault of the woman in a hotel room in Dublin city on March 28, 2010. He also denied two counts of threatening or putting in fear a witness in a garda investigation on dates between April 29 and May 28, 2010. The woman had come to Dublin from another part of the country to work as an escort or prostitute for the weekend. One of the men she arranged to meet for sex was the accused and she had met another man for sex earlier in the day. On day four of the trial forensic scientist Michael Burlington told prosecuting council Sean Gillane that he extracted DNA from semen samples found in the hotel room. He said traces of semen recovered, did not match the DNA profile generated from a blood sample of the accused. The trial continues before Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy and a jury of six men and six women.