A UK LOTTO millionaire is facing trial accused of defilement of an underage Irish teenage girl he met through an internet chat-room.
Gardaí obtained financial accounts of the accused through mutual assistance of UK authorities, Garda Faulkner said, adding that, “the accused is a man of considerable wealth”.
He said a complaint was made by the teen’s mother in January that her daughter, who is in her mid-teens, and the man were in a sexual relationship.
Chat room The alleged injured party outlined that she met him through a named online chat-room in 2015, the bail hearing was told.
The defence told the court the man did not have ties to Ireland but submitted that he could live here while on bail, however, the garda said that was not satisfactory.
Clarke said it looked like the man had believed he was in a relationship with the girl.