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RTÉ journalist found guilty of sexually assaulting woman as she slept

  • 16-05-2022 9:14pm
    Registered Users Posts: 5,217 ✭✭✭ Ardent

    I'm probably going to be accused of being all sorts, but curious to know what others think....

    Just read this article, which is currently the lead item on the Independent homepage:

    I don't know the guy from Adam, but I have to say I feel some sympathy for him.

    Out drinking, meets lady, pub crawl with said lady, kissing at the end of the night, back to his place, sexual foreplay, she hints at sex the following morning, they share a bed together, etc. Absolutely no excuse for his incredibly blunt attempt to initiate in the middle of the night, but when she says no he backs off.

    She claims she is traumatised by what happened. But I find it weird that, rather than report the incident immediately, she waited almost an entire year before going to the Gardai.

    Anyway, this guy's career and life is ruined. Sentencing will happen next week.

    Given the above contributing circumstances, can we really say this guy is a sexual deviant that needs to be locked up?

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