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Boy (15) raped girl at teenage house party

A BOY who was 15 when he raped a girl at a house party in Dublin last year is to be sentenced at the Central Criminal Court next week.

The now 16-year-old, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to raping a 15-year-old girl in a bedroom on March 5, 2011.

He carried out the attack after attending a teenage house party with his victim and around 20 others.

The victim had gone to bed at 2am. The boy entered the bedroom she was in and told her "this is what you want", and attacked her.

The girl cried and called out for her friends during the attack but the music in the house was very loud, the court heard.

The rapist has no previous convictions. Mr Justice Carney remanded the boy in custody for sentencing next week.

The girl said she had found preparing a victim impact statement difficult. "I did not ask for any of this and I really want it to be over" she said in the statement which was read in court.

She said it still felt as if the offence had happened yesterday. She described how she had been in shock for weeks afterward and had suffered panic attacks.

Drunk

The girl said she had asked her parents if they could move out of the area as she can see things which remind her of the attack. She said she had also suffered health problems.

Garda Adrian O'Sullivan told John Quirke, prosecuting, that the girl and boy had attended a teenage house party.

The group had put €5 each in to buy alcohol and about 20 people were at the house aged approximately between 15 and 19 years old.

During the evening the young woman drank four bottles of Budweiser and was noticed becoming drunk. She went upstairs to a bedroom at about 2am to go asleep.

The girl said the accused boy came into the room shortly afterwards and pulled down her trousers. She said she told him to stop and he told her "This is what you want."

The girl said she was crying and calling her friends but the music in the house was very loud. The boy had sex with her despite her telling him to get away. The girl said she was in pain and did not know how long it lasted.

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