Rape charge for teen
A 19-year-old charged with rape appeared in Bray District Court last week. The rape is alleged to have taken place last spring.
The defence made an application for bail so that the defendant could avail of a bed in psychiatric institution.
Judge David Kennedy said that just because he might recommend an assessment does not mean it will happen. He said he was inclined to remand him in custody for the assessment nonetheless, and recommend all appropriate medical attention, to include the assessment.
The matter was adjourned for mention.