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Jury is out in sex attack trial

THE jury in the trial of three men accused of taking part in a gang rape were expected to continue their deliberations today.

The three Cork cousins, aged 15, 16 and 19 at the time, are accused of raping the woman after offering her a lift home.

The three men, now aged 19, 19 and 21, have all pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to three charges each, namely the oral rape, attempted rape, and sexual assault of a woman in Cork on September 13, 2009.

Charges of rape against all three were dropped earlier in the trial.

The jury deliberated for one hour yesterday before being sent home for the night.