Wednesday 21 August 2019

Gardai investigate reports of serious sexual assault on teenage girl (18)

The collision occurred in Blanchardstown.
The collision occurred in Blanchardstown.

GARDAI are investigating reports of a serious sexual assault in Cork.

An 18 year old girl complained that she had been seriously sexually assaulted by a man in the city last Saturday evening.

The incident is believed to have occurred on Cork's northside.

Gardai spoke to the teen before she was transferred to the South Infirmary-Victoria University Hospital for specialist examination at the sexual assault assessment unit.

The teen is understood to have been very distraught at the time.

Such was her condition that gardai were unable to take a full statement from her.

She is now expected to be interviewed within the next 24 hours so a full statement of complaint can be taken.

The teen has claimed she was assaulted by an older man.

Details of the circumstances of the alleged attack are not yet known.

Gurranabraher Gardai are investigating the matter and stressed that forensic reports will form a critical part of their operation.

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