According to reports a well known politician has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a young female relative. The unidentified man, is also understood to have been at the centre of a high-profile court case a number of years ago, It is believed that Gardai arrested the man in the Mid-West within the past month and was questioned by detectives about the alleged assault.
The man in question has since been released and gardai are thought to be preparing a file for the Director of Public Prosecutions.
According to a senior source it is believed the man is likely to be charged with a number of counts of sexually assaulting a minor.
The source went on the record saying: “This young woman came forward to gardai in the past number of months claiming she had been sexually assaulted when she was a minor. “She said the attacks happened in her home a number of years ago.” The middle-aged man is apparently well-known in his home town.