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Saturday 3 December 2016

Man for trial accused of tying up and beating his wife in flat

Farhad Khorang is accused of falsely imprisoning his wife
Farhad Khorang is accused of falsely imprisoning his wife

A MAN has been sent for trial accused of tying up his wife, putting a sock in her mouth and beating her while keeping her prisoner in their home.

Farhad Khorang (37) is alleged to have bound his wife's hands and feet and assaulted her while her one-year-old baby was in the apartment.

He had a book of evidence served on him at Blanchardstown District Court.

Mr Khorang, of Aras Na Cluaine, Clondalkin, is charged with assault causing harm to his wife last November 16 and 17.

He is also charged with falsely imprisoning her for a period of time between November 17 and 18.

A state solicitor told Judge David McHugh that the DPP was consenting to the defendant being sent for trial to the next sittings of Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Judge McHugh gave the defendant the formal warning that he must provide details of any alibi to the prosecution within 14 days.

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He then sent him for trial on existing bail terms, to appear in the Circuit Court later this month.

The judge had refused jurisdiction to deal with the case at District Court level at an earlier hearing.

Previously, Sgt Mary Doherty outlined the allegations against the defendant.

She said a woman who was out walking through Woodford Park told gardai she noticed the alleged victim leaning out of a window on the first floor of the apartments, calling out for someone to call the gardai.

Officers went to the address and the alleged victim told them her husband had detained her against her will in the apartment with her one-year-old child.

She told them that the accused had assaulted her several times over the course of two days, Sgt Doherty said.

The alleged victim told gardai that Mr Khorang had tied her up for three hours, binding her arms behind her back and also binding her feet together and putting a sock in her mouth.

It was alleged he had struck and hit her, leaving bruises, and took her phone.

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