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A Belfast man has admitted to multiple rapes committed more than 20 years ago, a court heard yesterday

A Belfast man has admitted to multiple rapes committed more than 20 years ago, a court heard yesterday

A Belfast man has admitted to multiple rapes committed more than 20 years ago, a court heard yesterday

A Belfast man has admitted to multiple rapes committed more than 20 years ago, a court heard yesterday.

Martin Joseph John Creaney (55), from Bank Street, was charged at Lisburn Magistrates Court with four counts of rape against a single female victim on dates between January 1, 1990 and December 31, 1999.

He was also charged with perverting the course of justice by providing false information to police on January 7 this year.

The defendant confirmed he understood the charges. A detective said she believed she could connect Creaney to the offences.

Mr Monteith said he was not applying for bail for Creaney but declared that "this is the most suitable case on earth" to be progressed as quickly as possible.

"You have her statement and his confession so if the directing officer can't get that by the next remand and have a PE, there's something wrong," said the lawyer, adding that Creaney "wants the case progressed as soon as possible."

Granting legal aid, District Judge Rosie Watters remanded Creaney into custody until February 5.

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