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# midlands rape trial

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2022
# Courts
Midlands trial: Four men convicted of a range of sexual offences against teenage girl
After just under nine hours of deliberations the jury found the four defendants guilty of a number of charges.
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Midlands rape trial: Garda denies 'ballyragging' suspect during questioning
Counsel for one of the accused put it to the garda that 16 minutes passed in an interview room before a recording device was switched on.
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Midlands rape trial hears one accused said he didn't want what had happened 'to happen to anyone else'
The four men have all pleaded not guilty to raping the then 17-year-old girl in the midlands on December 27, 2016.
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Rape trial hears one of four accused thought woman 'might come to her senses' and go to police
The first accused (22) told gardaí that the then 17-year-old girl consented and that nothing really happened, “but you never know”.
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Midlands rape trial hears doctor's findings consistent with possible non-consensual intercourse
The doctor performed the examination at a Sexual Assault Treatment Unit five hours after the alleged incidents took place.
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Midlands rape trial: Jury hears evidence of the accused men's interviews with gardaí
One of the four accused first told gardaí none of them had sex with the girl, then later told gardaí they all had sex with her.
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Witnesses tell rape trial that woman was 'distraught' and her skirt was 'torn' after leaving car
A witness, who was a friend of the complainant, told the court today that she kept saying “there was six of them, there was nothing she could do”.
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Midlands rape trial: Woman denies sexual activity in car was consensual
The woman at the centre of the case told the court today that she had been “badgered” for oral sex.