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Sentencing of man who raped woman he met on Tinder adjourned until November

Patrick Nevin was due to be sentenced today.

Patrick Nevin.
Patrick Nevin.
Image: Collins Courts

THE SENTENCING OF a convicted sex offender for raping one woman and sexually assaulting another has been adjourned at the Central Criminal Court.

Last month Patrick Nevin (36) was due to stand trial for raping a woman in a parked car at a location in Co Meath in July 2014. Nevin and the woman had met on the dating programme Tinder and the attack took place on their first date.

However, he changed his plea to guilty following a legal ruling, which would allow the prosecution to introduce evidence from two other women about Nevin attacking them on a first date.

The former UCD student was convicted by a jury at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court last December of sexually assaulting one of these women, a Brazilian student, after driving her to the UCD campus in south Dublin on 23 July 2014. He had denied the offence.

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

The father-of-two is in custody since his conviction last December but has former addresses at Meadowlands Court, Mounttown Road, Dún Laoghaire and Dundalk, Co Louth.

He was due to be sentenced before Ms Justice Eileen Creedon this morning but his defence team sought an adjournment.

Ms Justice Creedon agreed to the adjournment, remanded Nevin in continuing custody and set a sentence date of 19 November next when all evidence will be heard.

Comments are off as legal proceedings have not yet concluded.

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