Dublin Rape Crisis Centre urge DPP to review case
Friday, June 14th, 2013
Newspaper Articles & Interviews
Our CEO Ellen O’Malley Dunlop speaking on RTE News in relation to the suspended sentence of man convicted of raping his wife’s sister when she was just 14 years old. Please see link to video and audio clip.
Article in the Journal.ie.
The chief executive of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, Ellen O’Malley Dunlop, said this morning that she wanted the Director of Public Prosecutions to appeal the sentence handed down at the Central Criminal Court last Friday. In his sentencing, Justice Garret Sheehan alluded to the exceptional circumstances of the man in question who has two autistic children requiring 24 hour care.
The victim had contacted Ellen to express her devastation at the sentencing. She told RTÉ’s Morning Ireland: “She wanted me to know and she wanted me to comment – if I was invited to comment publicly – that she was devastated by the judgement.”
Article in the Irish Times. Ellen O’Malley Dunlop, chief executive of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, said the sentence showed the need for training of judiciary on sexual crimes. The man’s family circumstances were sad she said but added that it was “a very strange decision”.
For further information please contact the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre on 01 6614911.
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