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Maria Covaci, accused of kidnapping two female victims at knifepoint, as well as sexual assault, has been denied bail.
Covaci from New Road, Silverbridge, Armagh, appeared by videolink at Coleraine Magistrates’ Court, sitting in Ballymena.
She is 29 years old.
Maria Covaci Accused of Kidnap And Sexual Assault
She faces two charges of kidnapping, two of possessing an offensive weapon, two of false imprisonment, two of common assault and one of sexual assault.
The charges related to an alleged incident in James Street in Ballymena on November 13 when Covaci was eight months pregnant.
A district judge told the court that Covaci, a Romanian national, faces “very substantial and very serious charges.”
A PSNI detective constable appeared in court and said he could connect the accused to the offences.
He told the court that on November 13, police received a report of two missing persons. They later returned home but were in a “very distressed” state.
He said they had told police they had been grabbed and forced into a car at knifepoint by two people.
The detective constable told the court the two victims said they had been driven to a secluded spot where one of them was forced to kneel.
The officer said the victim’s top and underwear were then removed; her attacker was photographed and told her that she would be made an “internet star.”
The detective objected to bail on the grounds of the risk of interference with witnesses and leaving the jurisdiction.
A defence lawyer told the court his client has two children.
He said Covaci was eight months pregnant at the alleged attack.
The district judge refused a bail application and remanded Covaci in custody until January 27.