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IrelandDNA taken from youths suspected over seaside sex attack on three girls

07:10  17 september  2019
07:10  17 september  2019 Source:   independent.ie

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Gardaí are questioning three men about an alleged serious sexual assault on two girls , aged six and nine, in an incident that has caused revulsion and disbelief. The girls were taken to University Hospital Galway for extensive examination and medical treatment. Their parents were with them there.

Three attacks , in one night. How unlucky can you get? I hope she gets all the help and support she But this action is still atrocious, it will take another millennia before we reach world peace. Three sepaeate sex attacks in less than probably 4 hours. Really wish there was a faster way of changing

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Gardaí have spoken to and taken DNA samples as well as other evidence from up to five juvenile males who are suspected of being involved in a sex attack on three young girls.

A massive investigation is still ongoing into the incident in Courtown Harbour, Co Wexford, which unfolded shortly after midnight on Sunday, July 28 last near a beach, but there have been no arrests so far in the case.

Officers have raided halting sites in Kilkenny and Waterford as part of the probe.

"This investigation is being treated very sensitively and it is very much ongoing but these investigations take a lot of time," a source told the Irish Independent.

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A 17-year-old girl is believed to have been sexually assaulted on three separate occasions as she walked home from a night out. It is believed she was repeatedly attacked over the course of an hour after she became separated from her friends following a visit to a club in Tower Hamlets, east London.

DNA samples taken from a girl allegedly subjected to a sex attack were a match to part of a suspected serial rapist's gene profile, a court heard. A scientist told Maidstone Crown Court it was 110 times more likely the DNA found on the 10-year-old's hands came from Antoni Imiela than anyone else.

"There had been reports that the suspects in the case have fled abroad, but that is not the case now - they are in the jurisdiction and there has been a level of co-operation from them," the source added.

It is understood it may be a number of weeks before gardaí are in a position to make arrests in the case which is being investigated by officers at Gorey garda station.

The Irish Independent has learned that officers in the south-east have been "keeping a close eye" on the suspects in recent weeks and there has been a number of separate operations against some of their associates who are involved in crime in their locality.

"These have concerned thefts, robberies and other offences that are not linked to what happened in Courtown but certainly have put pressure on associates of the suspects," a source pointed out.

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The alleged attack took place after the players partied at the Ocean Beach club in San Antonio, local reports said. The pair, both strikers with the League One side , were on holiday on the Mediterranean island. It is alleged that one assaulted the victim while the second filmed the attack on a mobile phone.

The girl ran towards a dog walker who raised the alarm. A 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of kidnap and attempted rape and remains in custody for questioning. Detective Chief Inspector Rebecca Boyce, of GMP's City of Manchester team, said: "While we've made an arrest

It is alleged that one of the girls was viciously raped while two others were the victims of a sexual assault. All were juvenile female teenagers who have been left traumatised by the incident, according to sources.

In relation to the rape allegation, it is claimed that the female juvenile victim had been "held down" by a male teenager while his friend raped her.

Specialist officers have also been investigating whether more than one suspect was responsible for assaults on the other two juvenile girls who alleged they were sexually assaulted.

Gardaí believe that more than a dozen people were present when the alleged attack happened.

It previously emerged that both the alleged victims and the alleged attackers were in the seaside village on holidays.

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