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Teenage girl (15) raped outside home by stranger

Central Criminal Court

A young woman has told the Central Criminal Court that she did not deserve to become “another girl of millions abused by men” after being raped outside her home by a stranger when she was aged 15.

Her attacker, a 19-year-old man who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to one count of oral rape at an address in the Leinster area on November 28, 2019. He has no previous convictions and was aged 16 at the time of the offending. The victim was aged 15.

Reading her victim impact statement, the victim, now aged 18, said she can’t tell ….read more


Companies to contest French film star's freezing orders

High Court

(Pictured: Film star Mr Danny Boon)

Two companies being sued by well-known French film star Dany Boon, in proceedings where he claims he is the victim of a multi-million euro international fraud, are to contest freezing orders that have been made against them, the High Court has heard.

Lawyers representing Asia Monaco Investments Ltd, with an address in Lusk Co Dublin and Asia Monaco Sarl, registered in the principality of Monaco, told the High Court on Wednesday that they intend to seek a variation on freezing orders made against them to allow them fully defend Mr Boon’s claims.

The two firms were among ….read more

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Violent offender jailed for catalogue of abuse against partner

Central Criminal Court

By Sonya McLean
A violent offender has been jailed for six years for a catalogue of abuse against his partner, which included assaulting her on seven separate occasions and threatening to kick and cut their baby out of her.

The now 22-year-old Dublin man was 17 years old and homeless when he began a relationship with the then 25-year-old woman. He moved into her home and the couple later had a daughter together.

The man pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to six charges of assault causing harm and one of assault, stealing the woman’s car, her bank cards, her tablet and ….read more

23/11/'09 A Jury room in The new EUR140 million Criminal Courts of Justice in Parkgate Street, Dublin 8 pictured this morning after the building was handed over to the Courts Service. The new building houses 22 courts (11 of which have electronic evidence display facilities, 6 have Video Link Facilities). The courts will hear their first criminal case next Wedesday 25th November with a phased relocation of the District Court, District Court Appeal, Circuit Court, Central Criminal Court, Court of Criminal Appeal and Special Criminal Court...Picture , Collins, Dublin.

Marital rape trial reaches closing stages

Central Criminal Court

The trial of a Dublin man accused of repeatedly raping his wife using household objects has reached closing stages.

The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to 15 counts of raping the woman on unknown dates between January 1, 2005 and September 5, 2014.

The charges allege that the accused sexually assaulted the woman by penetrating her vagina with various different objects including a knife, a cheese grater, a bottle, a carrot, a banana, a cucumber, a tulip, a wooden spatula, a decanter stopper, part of a shoe, a bicycle ….read more

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ATM scammer went on the run in Thailand for seven years

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

An ATM scammer who went on the run to Thailand for seven years has been sentenced to ten months in prison.

Marius Pughineanu (42) pleaded guilty to possessing an ATM bank reader and to criminal damage of an existing ATM at Main Street, Lucan on January 7, 2008.

Pughineanu, of Park Drive Avenue, Castleknock, Dublin 15, also admitted using two stolen credit cards to buy Playstation consoles valued at a total of about €1,200 at various GameStop stores in September 2007.

At a hearing in Dublin Circuit Criminal Court today, Judge Martin Nolan sentenced Pughineanu to two prison terms of five months each, ….read more

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Farm labourer defiled employer’s daughter ‘hundreds of times’

Central Criminal Court

A farm labourer who sexually defiled the 14-year-old daughter of his employer hundreds of times has been jailed for eight and a half years. 
Justice Karen O’Connor said that the 30-year-old man, who cannot be named to protect the identity of the child, effectively groomed the child into thinking they were in a romantic relationship.
The judge said there was evidence of controlling and degrading behaviour carried out by the man, who was aged 28 to 29 at the time. He induced the child to taking personally intimate photographs and also sent them to her.
He used coercion to control her, putting pressure ….read more

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