Taxi driver facing rape charges granted bail but banned from Bendigo

A BENDIGO taxi driver charged with raping three women has been granted bail.

Robert McNeil Byrnes, 44, is charged with a series of sex offences, including four counts of rape.

Byrnes was bailed in the Bendigo Magistrates Court today.

Under strict bail conditions Byrnes has been barred from entering a 70 kilometre radius of Bendigo.

The court heard Byrnes had gained employment in Echuca and would move to the city with his wife.

Byrnes will face a committal mention in Bendigo on February 6.