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Celeb rape case file ready to go to DPP

GARDAI are close to completing their probe into the alleged rape of a woman by a major showbiz personality.

It is understood that a file is due to be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) shortly – with detectives waiting to question a final key witness.

The alleged victim lodged a complaint against the Dublin-based celebrity last year. She claims that she was raped by the individual in the 1970s.

Gardai launched an investigation into the claims and are expected to complete their file in the coming weeks.

The woman was in her teens at the time of the alleged rape and claims to have later had a child.

The investigating officers have requested her to have a DNA test.

Tears

The woman made a complaint against the star at a regional garda station last October about the alleged incident, which she said happened in the 1970s.

The statement was made over several hours and the alleged victim broke down in tears on a couple of occasions during the interview.

A female garda, with experience in dealing with people lodging complaints related to sexual assault and rape, interviewed the woman.

It is claimed that the woman remembered walking behind the man. He turned around and pushed her over.

The woman claimed the man then pulled down her jeans and "next thing he was on top" of her.

She described herself as a young, naive virgin who did not know what was happening.

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