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Rapist freed but must abide by strict conditions

A CONVICTED rapist has been freed from prison after agreeing to strict conditions of release.

Trevor Byrne (36) was released from Midlands Prison yesterday afternoon after signing a bond to cooperate with the Probation Service.

He has nine previous convictions including one where he received a 15-year sentence for raping an 18-year-old woman.

Byrne had been serving an eight-year sentence for the attempted robbery of a woman at her Dublin home on September 15, 2009.

Judge Patricia Ryan had suspended the final two years of the sentence, on condition that he enter a bond and abide by strict terms.

These include abstaining from alcohol, keeping a curfew between 8pm and 8am and not using an alias in the community.

Other conditions of release included refraining from illegal drugs, attending any treatment recommended for his offending behaviour and availing of accommodation provided rather than making himself homeless.

His release was initially delayed earlier this week after he said he wouldn't obey a number of the terms laid down by the court.

However, it has emerged that Byrne has now agreed to the terms laid down by the court which were aimed at protecting women from the predator.

He has nine previous convictions including one where he received a 15-year sentence for raping an 18-year-old woman.

The attempted robbery in 2009 took place 14 hours after Byrne had been released from prison and while he was under garda surveillance.

Byrne, with a former address at O''Devaney Gardens, pleaded guilty to the attempted robbery of Noemie Krey, at Leo Street, Dublin 7, on September 15, 2009.

He also pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary at the same address on the same date.

In 2011, Judge Ryan imposed an eight-year sentence suspending the final two years before remanding him in custody.

She said credit was to be given for time spent in custody and backdated it to September 15, 2009.

HNEWS@HERALD.IE


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