All the other girls and I were thrown in the trash simply for being women and wanting some justice Victim’s agony over Facebook pics on porn site
were tens of thousands of views. The comments were terrifying. “Unknown men asking for my address, how they would love to tie me down and ‘rip me to pieces’. “To this day I can’t have my photo taken for fear of where it will end up. If there is a family photo I have to step out. I’m not on any social media either.” The woman still lives near Meehan in Shannon town where she says opinions are divided and some men “still don’t think he did anything wrong”. She contacted us over the “lack of justice” which is making it even harder for her to come to terms with what happened. She revealed: “I have passed him twice in the town and both times he smirked. “The judge said he has a great life ahead of him. “For what? To Girls were targeted Evan Meehan laugh at us? What kind of justice system do we have when the criminal gets to choose his fate but the victims are left in the dark?”
She also told how the ordeal has taken away her ability to trust anyone.
The woman said: “I have no friends, no relationships.
“I suffer from anxiety, insomnia and just complete disbelief.
“Disbelief that I and all those other young girls have been thrown in the trash simply for being young women and wanting some damn justice. There has not even been an apology.”
Meehan, from Dernish Lawn, Shannon, admitted uploading 30 images of local teenage girls, most of whom went to the same school as him, to a porn site between October 2013 and
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June 2014. The offences came to light after a number of girls presented themselves to Shannon Garda station on June 30, 2014. One of those women, Daire Hickey Mcgovern, spoke on radio earlier this month voicing her disappointment with the lack of a conviction.
She added: “It was incredibly violating, it was very traumatising.
“There should be more legislation when it comes to cyber crime. It’s happening to more and more women.”
There was public outcry after Judge Durcan praised unemployed Meehan, now 24, for taking steps to improve his life.
He said: “You have a great life ahead of you. There is no conviction or no order against you. The case is dead if you want to keep it dead.”
I have passed him twice in the town and both times he smirked EVAN MEEHAN’S VICTIM SHANNON, CO CLARE
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