Verdict expected in Tipperary rape trial

A verdict is expected in the trial of a man accused of raping a woman at a Tipperary house.

The woman has given evidence during the hearing that she understood she was going with the man to do a cleaning job.

The accused man admitted having sex with the then 23-year-old woman at the house but told gardai it was consensual.

He said that the woman had not shown any fear.

It is alleged she was raped by the 47-year-old, at a house in Tipperary on July 5, 2010.

Giving evidence, through an interpreter, the woman said that she had been returning home from a cleaning job when the accused man spoke to her on the street a number of times.

She said she spoke no English but she understood that he wanted her to clean a house and she went back there with him in a car.

The jury began its deliberations at the Central Criminal Court yesterday.

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