In­ves­ti­ga­tion into sex­ual as­sault of teenaged boy

New Ross Standard - - NEWS -

GARDAÍ are in­ves­ti­gat­ing an al­le­ga­tion that a teenage boy was sex­u­ally as­saulted numer­ous times in the New Ross dis­trict in 2016.

The as­saults are al­leged to have oc­curred in an el­derly man’s res­i­dence, a man known to the in­jured party.

A garda spokesper­son said: ‘We have in­ves­ti­gated a com­plaint and as with any case where there are any is­sues and con­cerns we have been li­ais­ing with Tusla and the rel­e­vant au­thor­i­ties.’

The al­leged per­pe­tra­tor has been in­ter­viewed and state­ments have been taken and a file has been sent to the Direc­tor of Pub­lic Pros­e­cu­tions.

‘A sig­nif­i­cant in­ves­ti­ga­tion is on­go­ing,’ the spokesper­son added.

The case is one of a num­ber of sep­a­r­tate com­plaints of sex­ual as­sault made to New Ross gardaí in re­cent times. ‘We can only deal with a case once peo­ple make a com­plaint and then we will in­ves­ti­gate it and try to pur­sue it on be­half of the vic­tim.’

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