Five teenage boys have been arrested on suspicion of an alleged gang rape of a 15-year-old girl.
The schoolboys – understood to be aged 14 and 15 – were arrested by investigating gardai on Saturday and Sunday. They were held at various garda stations in South Dublin over the weekend while searches were conducted at their homes.
All the teenagers were released yesterday and a file has been sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions.
The arrests related to an incident which occurred in Knocklyon, South Dublin, last March.
The alleged victim told detectives she was raped in her own home after the gang plied her with alcohol.
Gardai from Rathfarnham are investigating.
A file has been sent to the DPP who will now decide if charges should be pressed against the teenage boys.
It’s been alleged that the girl met the boys, who she did not know that well, while out with some friends.
Along with some of her friends and the boys, she went to her own home where she drank some alcohol.
She told gardai she went to an upstairs bathroom to get sick and this is when the alleged attack occurred.
The girl’s mother found out about the incident a few days later and contacted gardai.