Tuesday 20 August 2019

Gardaí make arrest after man broke into woman's home and allegedly raped her

Main street Letterkenny, Co Donegal
Main street Letterkenny, Co Donegal

Greg Harkin

Gardai have arrested a 28-year-old man over the rape a young woman in Co Donegal.

The suspect was arrested yesterday and was released from custody this evening.

A file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions, said Gda Insp Goretti Sheridan, who led the investigation,

The investigation was launched after the woman was attacked by a man who broke into her apartment in the centre of Letterkenny in the early hours of Sunday, October 23.

Gardaí set up checkpoints in the area and combed through hundreds of hours of CCTV footage as part of the probe.

The man, who is from the county, was arrested in another part of Co Donegal yesterday afternoon and was held for 24 hours before his release this evening.

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