GARDAI are investigating an alleged rape of a young teenage girl in a secluded area in south Co Dublin.
The incident allegedly took place in the Fortunestown area of Tallaght last Saturday evening.
Gardai were alerted and sealed off a number of scenes for forensic examination.
The girl was taken to the sex assault unit at the Rotunda Hospital for treatment and later discharged.
Last night the victim, who was said to have been badly traumatised, was recovering at home from her ordeal.
Officers from the Garda's domestic violence and sexual assault unit at Harcourt Square are assisting Tallaght gardai with their inquiries.