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Mr Eldars, with an address at Clanbrassil Street Upper, Dublin 8, is charged with sexually assaulting the teenager on March 1 last year.

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Mohamed Eldars

Mohamed Eldars

Mohamed Eldars

A MAN has been sent for trial accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl out shopping with her mother.

Mohamed Eldars (28) allegedly touched the girl from behind as she was walking through a busy shopping centre.

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

Judge Bryan Smyth sent him forward for trial to Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Mr Eldars, with an address at Clanbrassil Street Upper, Dublin 8, is charged with sexually assaulting the teenager on March 1 last year.

When the case came back before Judge Smyth, state solicitor Niamh McKernan said a book of evidence was ready and the DPP was consenting to the accused being sent for trial to the next sittings of the circuit court.

Judge Smyth gave Mr Eldars the formal notice that he had 14 days to provide any alibi details to the prosecution.

Previously, in a summary of the allegations, Garda Shane O'Sullivan said the girl reported that she was shopping when the accused "placed his hand between her legs and on her leg."

It was "more than just a brushing off" and his hand had gone further than that, she had told gardaí.

There was no allegation that he placed fingers into this area or that he pinched or grabbed her.

Mr Eldars was later detained and made "certain admissions", telling gardaí it was "an accident and his hand just brushed off her", Gda O'Sullivan said.

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