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German man, 47, released on bail after allegedly sexually assaulting two young girls in Dublin’s Ikea

A GERMANY IT specialist has been released on bail after he was extradited on charges of sexually assaulting two young girls in Dublin’s Ikea store.

Christian Mayer, 47 years old, has an address at Johannes Strasse in Nuremberg, Germany, appeared before Judge Bryan Smyth at the weekend meeting Dublin District Court.

Christian Mayer, 47, formerly of Shanowen Road, Santry, Dublin with current address at Johannes Strasse in Nuremberg, Germany, is pictured outside the Criminal Justice Court

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Christian Mayer, 47, formerly of Shanowen Road, Santry, Dublin with current address at Johannes Strasse in Nuremberg, Germany, is pictured outside the Criminal Justice CourtCredit: IrishPhotoDesk.ie Patrick Cummins www.PCPhoto.ie +353879595701
The incident happened at Ikea's store in Dublin

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The incident happened at Ikea’s store in Dublin

He is accused of sexually assaulting a girl on a date in August 2019 and sexually assaulting another young woman 5 days later at a furniture store on St Margaret’s Road, Dublin 11.

They are 13 and 12 years old.

Mr Mayer, who previously lived at Shanowen Road, Santry, Dublin, also faces two counts under the Criminal (Sexual Offenses) Act. These charges are for committing an insult of a sexual nature on two dates.

RISK OF FLYING

sleuth Garda Gerard Mullarkey opposed bail, believing Mr Mayer could be at risk while flying.

The court heard that Mr. Mayer lived in Dublin for several years and worked in a company in the city center.

Gardai arrested him on November 16, 2019, three months after the alleged incidents. They released him the next day, pending a file for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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However, he returned to Germany a day later.

Detective Garda Mullarkey fears that, if bailed, the defendant will move to a country outside the EU or to a country that does not have an extradition treaty with Ireland.

Defendant got married in Thailand, his wife’s hometown, and the detective feared he would go there.

The Director of Public Prosecutions has directed the summary processing in the district court, which has yet to make a decision on whether to accept jurisdiction.

FIVE DAY ACCESSORIES APARTMENT

Outlining the alleged circumstances, Detective Garda Mullarkey said the incidents occurred five days apart.

One of the girl’s mothers alerted the gardai, who obtained CCTV evidence.

The court heard that the teenager had gone to Ikea with her parents.

Detective Garda Mullarkey said: ‘The daughter reported that she was squeezed by a man when he walked past her.

‘DEVELOPED BY ACCUSED’

The second incident was said to be “of a similar nature” and was also recorded on CCTV. Gardai spoke to the girl’s mother, who said her daughter “was tracked by the accused”.

Detective Garda Mullarkey agreed with defense attorney John Griffin that Mr Mayer had no history of not appearing in court. He was also satisfied with the German address provided by the defendant.

The court said he did not object to his extradition and that with the support of his family he was able to post 15,000 euros on bail.

The lawyer suggested that his client present his passport and not apply for any travel documents that would allow him to leave the EU.

BAIL LEVEL

Judge Smyth granted bail and ordered Mr Mayer to pay 15,000 euros, hand over his passport, not apply for a replacement travel document, provide Gardai’s phone number and be reachable at all times.

He was released and asked to reappear one day in February.

Mr Mayer, who has not pleaded guilty, did not speak in court.

Legal aid is granted after the judge hears the defendant unemployed and without assets.

https://www.thesun.ie/news/8215334/german-bail-sexual-assault-charge-girls-ikea-dublin/ German man, 47, released on bail after allegedly sexually assaulting two young girls in Dublin’s Ikea

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