Man pleads not guilty to raping woman he met on Tinder

The man is accused of attacking the woman after driving her up the Dublin Mountains

Man pleads not guilty to raping woman he met on Tinder

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A man in his 30s has pleaded not guilty to raping a woman he met on the dating app Tinder.

The man, who cannot be identified, is accused of attacking her after driving her up the Dublin Mountains in 2014.

The court heard the woman was a college student in Dublin when she downloaded the online dating app Tinder in September 2014.

Alex Owens, who is prosecuting on behalf of the DPP, said the woman matched with the accused and they exchanged messages through Tinder and WhatsApp before arranging to go on a date a few days later.

The jury heard she will give evidence of the man picking her up and taking her to McDonalds for coffee and ice cream before driving her up the Dublin Mountains to Kilmashogue Lane.

It is the prosecution’s case that the man became extremely angry and told her to get out of the car when she rebuffed a sexual advance.

It will be further alleged that he left her stranded in a car park for a time before returning and driving her further up the Dublin Mountains to a forest area where he is accused of raping her.

The woman is due to give evidence tomorrow.