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11th Jul 2015

Cork Gardaí Investigating Alleged Rape Of 17-Year-Old

It is understood the attack happened last weekend.

Cathy Donohue

An investigation has been launched after a 17-year-old girl was allegedly subjected to a violent sexual assault last weekend.

According to reports, the incident took place in Rathgoggin Middle, Charleville in the early hours of July 5th.

The Irish Examiner reports that the teenager was walking home from a birthday party in the town when she was raped and physically assaulted.

Superintendent Pat McCarthy of Mallow Garda Station said: “For a young person of that age, it was an horrific ordeal to be put through.

“She was on the way home from the town — it was between 2am and 3am. We are still investigating it and hopefully there will be developments shortly”.

Charleville town, Co.Cork

“It was very nasty and dreadful experience for such an innocent young girl.

“We are interviewing people and we are seeking witnesses to come forward. We have a number of statements taken” continued Superintendent McCarthy.

Gardaí have looked at CCTV footage of the area and although no arrests have been made yet, they are said to be “following a definite line of inquiry”.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Charleville garda station on 063 81222.