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Sentencing adjourned for Patrick Nevin over attacks on two women he met on Tinder

The 37-year-old father-of-two pleaded guilty to rape and sexual assault.

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Updated Dec 17th 2018, 12:35 PM

CONVICTED RAPIST PATRICK Nevin has had his sentencing adjourned until May. He was due to be sentenced today for attacks on two women he met via dating app Tinder. 

Last July, he pleaded guilty to the rape of one woman at Bellewstown, Co Meath on 12 July 2014 and to the sexual assault of a second woman at an unknown place in Co Meath on 16 July 2014.

Nevin, a father of two, was due to stand trial on that occasion but changed his plea to guilty following a legal ruling. The ruling would allow the prosecution to introduce evidence from other women describing attacks by Nevin on a first date.

The 37-year-old will be sentenced for the two attacks by Ms Justice Eileen Creedon.

Last month, the victim of the rape told the court: 

“To say I was terrified is an understatement. After he raped me I was convinced he was going to leave me for dead in that area – beside an old graveyard.”

I had images running through my head of how he was going to kill me. He had the strength.

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The former UCD student and computer programmer was separately convicted by a jury at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court last December (2017) of sexually assaulting a third woman, a Brazilian student, after driving her to the UCD campus in south Dublin on 23 July 2014. He had denied the offence.

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- With reporting by Declan Brennan 

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