What are you on about and why bother stating the facts - sure they are they for all of us to read, no need for you to point them out in a clearly biased manner.
I am stating the facts so people are aware that it wasn't rape. There was no rape conviction and there was no clinical evidence of sexual assault. Would you care to elaborate on my "clearly biased manner"?
Yeah it baffles me how that is considered acceptable behaviour. Actually it doesn't I see something similar happen in my own life.
Makes me angry
So we're been led to believe that in a county which has an abysmally low conviction for sexual assault, the lowest in the country(*) that somehow one of the few that happens is a miscarriage of justice?
(*) To put that in perspective, in 2006, out of 336 people counselled for rape, 95 went to the Gardai, and there were precisely four convictions.
This has been pointed out repeatedly in this thread, also by the mods.
And on with the rape discussion......
What point are you trying to make here Bookworm?
It's already been clarified that it wasn't rape.
fair play for her for going through with it, he should be shot,
in the report it said that most of the people out side the court house were "middle age men", bunch of pervs
We know it wasn't rape. It's been clarified again and again. We have edited posts to remove statements of rape.
If you have an issue with a post, report it and let the mods deal with it. Thank you.
The next one describing this as rape gets a ban.
Just to ensure we're still on topic:
Gardai on patrol, found a bruised semi conscious woman,behind a skip, semi naked from the waste down, with the guy on top of her. He said he found her, while he was relieving himself, CCTV showed him carrying her to the spot.
The the judged stated that his evidence and language set out to publicly demean the victim.
"Yesterday handing down sentence Judge McDonagh said Foley had told lie after lie and sentenced him to seven years, suspending the final two and ordering he be placed on the sex offenders' register for life."
why all the furore here?
Shouldn't we be satisfied that the scumbag got convicted when so few sexual assault or rape cases go the distance
I think a lot of people are displaying their snobbery towards rural communities here rather than looking at the bigger picture which is that justice was done and this thug, no matter how popular he was in his town, was put away. Justice was served - we should be satisfied about that.
And if local businessmen and parish priests and bigwigs in the town want to shake his hand and say he is a nice guy, then let them, that is their right, they know the guy, we do not. However it does expose them as being friends or supportive of a sex offender. If they can live with that, so be it. Let's not tar all small towns in ireland or all the people of Listowel as being somehow complicit in this act. Get over your small town prejudices - THAT IS NOT THE ISSUE HERE, the larger issue to my mind is the social stigma attached to reporting sex crimes and the appalingly low rates of conviction for these crimes IN CITY AND COUNTRY.
Didn't he also have his penis in his hand?
All very true but the flip side of the coin is that the victim is shunned or denied service. It's the same people and the same attitude - they not only shake his hand and cry for him, but also humiliate and isolate her.
It's difficult enough to bring an assault case through to trial. Imagine if someone else is assaulted in Listowel, after seeing what's happened in this case, do you think they'd go to the gardai about it let alone see it through to a trial?