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Gardaí investigating claims woman was raped in Kerry B&B

Gardaí are treating the claims seriously and a number of witnesses have been interviewed.

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GARDAÍ HAVE SAID they are investigating claims by a young woman that she was held against her will by up to five people in a Kerry B&B before being raped by a man.

The alleged sexual assault on the woman occurred in Killarney late on St Patrick’s night.

The woman, aged in her late teens, has told gardaí she was first assaulted by a woman before two men joined in.

The alleged victim has also told gardaí she was then raped by a third man.

The attacks are alleged to have occurred in a bedroom at the B&B.

Killarney Superintendent Florence Murphy said the woman has been interviewed by officers and that gardaí are treating the allegations seriously.

“We’re investigating allegations by a young lady that she was allegedly assaulted, and sexually assaulted, in a B&B between Friday night and Saturday morning last,” Superintendent Murphy said.

“We’ve interviewed the woman and like any other investigation we will investigate the allegations,” he added.

“We have interviewed a number of witnesses as well as the injured party,” he said.

A spokesman at the Garda Press Office stated:

Gardaí are investigating an assault on a woman that occurred at a premises on Saint Anne’s Road, Killarney, County Kerry during the early hours of Saturday 18th March 2017.

“Investigations are ongoing. No arrests have been made,” the garda spokesman added.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Killarney Garda Station on 064-6671160.

Comments have been closed as there is an active Garda investigation. 

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