Tuesday 17 October 2017

Schoolgirl (17) admits to detaining two men against their will

Brian McDonald

A schoolgirl has admitted charges of detaining two men against their will.

The 17-year-old, who is due to sit her Leaving Certificate next year, appeared before Roscommon Circuit Criminal Court today.

Dressed in jeans and runners, she sat beside a woman who had accompanied her to court as the courtroom was cleared for the in-camera hearing.

When her case was called, she stood as two counts were formally put to her.

She is charged with detaining a man without his consent at a location in Co Roscommon on June 18 of this year. She is also charged with detaining a second man without his consent at a location in the same area on June 25.

She replied 'guilty' when asked how she was pleading to each charge.

Senior counsel Mary Rose Gearty, appearing for the girl, told the court that her client was due to sit her Leaving Cert next year and had begun a course of counselling.

Judge Tony Hunt ordered a victim impact report and a report from the Probation and Welfare Service to be prepared prior to sentencing in the new year.                  

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