Roisin Lacey SC, defending, said the incident, which lasted for about ten seconds before the girl ran off, was stage managed by the older boy. Her client, now aged 17, subsequently pleaded guilty to engaging in a sexual act with a child at a place in Co. Dublin on 25 August The Central Criminal Court heard that four days earlier the older boy forced the girl to give him oral sex while other boys, including the 14 year old, were present nearby. Some of these took images of the incident though this defendant did not. The defendant had his hands down by his side during the incident and did not touch the girl or say anything to her, Ms Lacey said.
Her client believed there would be adverse postings about him on social media, she said. She said the incident was a once off act stage-managed by the older boy. Her client had just turned 14 himself and believed the victim was also 14 years old. The report shows that he had displayed a considerable extent of victim awareness and of the harm to her psychological well-being and her reputation, counsel said. The judge said he accepts that the accused was acting under the influence of his older co-accused, but that the younger boy nevertheless acted in a reprehensible way and participated in the humiliation of the victim.
He said the aggravating factors in the case were the seriousness of the offence and the impact the offence had on the victim. Mr Justice White ordered that the younger boy carry out hours of community service in lieu of a one year term of detention. He also ordered that he remain under the supervision of the Probation Service for one year and engage in victim awareness training and offence focused work.
The older accused, now aged 20 and due for sentence in October, cannot be identified in order to protect the anonymity of the complainant. The younger defendant cannot be identified because he is a juvenile. You can obtain a copy of the Code, or contact the Council, at www. Please note that TheJournal. For more information on cookies please refer to our cookies policy.
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