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Sunday 4 December 2016

Man accused of tying up and beating wife in flat

Blanchardstown District Court

Farhad Khorang
Farhad Khorang

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

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

He is facing a jury trial on charges arising from the alleged incident after Judge David McHugh ruled that the case was too serious to be dealt with at District Court level.

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

He is also charged with falsely imprisoning her between November 17 and 18.

A state solicitor told Blanchardstown District Court that the DPP had consented to the case being dealt with there on a guilty plea only.

Sgt Mary Doherty said a woman out walking in Woodford Park told gardai she noticed the alleged victim leaning out of a window on the first floor of the apartments, calling 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.

The woman said the accused had assaulted her several times over two days.

She alleged he 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 that he struck her, leaving bruises, and took her phone.

"My view is that it goes up [to the Circuit Court]," Judge McHugh said, refusing jurisdiction to deal with the case.

He adjourned it for six weeks for the preparation of a book of evidence.

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