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RTÉ journo given 15months for sexually assaulting woman as she slept

  • 26-07-2022 12:58pm
    Registered Users Posts: 394 ✭✭ anglesorangles

    Do people think the sentence is fair? I followed the case. I think it is about right. Probably on the lower end of a sexual assault case but i do think a custodial sentence was required.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 104 ✭✭ EoineyM


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,397 ✭✭✭ Gusser09

    The lad will probably serve 9 months. It's a strange one though. I don't think it should ever have gotten to court but at the same time he was convicted. I think 8 months is pretty low for a sexual conviction. There ye have it though.

  • Registered Users Posts: 19,083 ✭✭✭✭ El_Duderino 09

    This just shows the importance of consent. Discussing consent is really important. If this guy was told about Discussing consent ans d the consequences of wrongly assuming consent, then neither she nor he would be in their current situations.

    If he didnt mean to harm her It's a tragedy. Be both harmed someone he didn't intend to harm and has to pay the consequences. And still the usual posters will oppose any kind of reasonable discussion of consent as part of sex education.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 394 ✭✭ anglesorangles

    He did get on top of her and touch her breasts while she was asleep. Im not sure if you missed that part of the original story. He himself also admitted guilt. Harsh end result all the same ruined career/life. But an incredibly idiotic act during a 1night stand.

  • Registered Users Posts: 394 ✭✭ anglesorangles

    It was the fact that he started while she was asleep. Thats the kicker really and the most pertinent fact with regard to the actual law.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,359 ✭✭✭ Jequ0n

    Wasn’t there already a thread on this some months back?

  • Registered Users Posts: 394 ✭✭ anglesorangles

    There was but it said it was closed. The sentencing was out today so it adds to the debate.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,716 ✭✭✭ bokale

    You reckon people get up on sleeping women regularly?

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,740 ✭✭✭✭ Faugheen

    Shouldn’t have tried anything while she was sleeping then. It’s very, very basic.

    And before any idiot starts, the trust built up through months and years of conversations within a couple is completely different to two people who met up randomly one night.

    Zero surprise that some people believe men can just do whatever they want though.

  • Registered Users Posts: 394 ✭✭ anglesorangles

    Or Mr Toast , ive a fairly far out idea but try stick with me. Dont hop on top of women and feel them up when they are asleep. Or yeah go with the solicitor letter haha

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,740 ✭✭✭✭ Faugheen


    but no, that’s too much of a turn off or whatever sh*t excuse the usual suspects have for this.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 246 ✭✭ cheese sandwich

    There’s a big difference between excusing his behaviour and thinking that 15 months imprisonment is very harsh.

    As others have pointed out, the comparison with the Garda who carried on a reign of terror against his ex for years and who was sentenced today to 3 1/2 years is pretty stark

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,544 ✭✭✭ Multipass

    The same sentence as going off to join ISIS with the intention of bring terror and death to innocent people. No problems at all with the justice system here…

  • Registered Users Posts: 771 ✭✭✭ Burt Renaults

    Not if he deliberately killed her with his car. He admitted to deliberately getting on top of her and feeling her up while she was asleep. It's really uncomplicated, and not something that any man with half a brain should worry about - just wake her up first and ask her.

  • Registered Users Posts: 21,623 ✭✭✭✭ Esel

    Link dump, nice. Any opinion yourself, OP?

    Not your ornery onager

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,740 ✭✭✭✭ Faugheen

    That Garda’s sentence was way too lenient, I agree.

    Doesn’t mean this sentence is harsh. He climbed on top of her and put his hands where they shouldn’t have been while she was sleeping. If you’re going to do that then you need to suck it up and accept the consequences.

    Stupid, stupid man, and I would really question anybody who feels sorry for him because he worked in a field where the issue of consent has been brought up countless times and he still did it. You’d want to be a stupid dope to knowingly do something like that.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,740 ✭✭✭✭ Faugheen

    Does it ****. Nobody has any right to do what he did.

    Stupid fool. Imagine climbing on top of someone, grabbing their tits all while they are sleeping and thinking you’ll get away with it.

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