CCTV part of probe into alleged teen sex assault at Limerick disco

Aine Fitzgerald

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Aine Fitzgerald

CCTV part of probe into alleged teen sex assault at Limerick disco

CCTV is being examined as part of an ongoing investigation into an alleged sexual assault on a 17-year-old girl at a disco in Limerick.

The teenager was allegedly assaulted during what was billed as “Munster’s biggest disco for third year and transition year students” at Limerick Racecourse on November 25.

While the gardai have spoken with the female, they are continuing in their efforts to identify the alleged perpetrator.

“The matter is still under investigation. We  are trying to identify who the person was. CCTV is being examined as part of the investigation process,” a garda spokesman told the Limerick Leader.

Following the alleged incident gardai spoke with the teenager.

“We have spoken to the girl. The incident is alleged to have occurred in the premises of the racecourse. The disco took place between 9pm and midnight and there would have been up to 1,500 young people in attendance,” a spokesperson explained.

It is understood that the Child and Family Agency Tusla have been notified of the incident as the alleged victim is under 18 years of age.

A poster publicising the Sinbin Teen Events disco described it as “Munster’s biggest third year and transition year disco” which includes “three floors and six massive parties”.

It also stated that there would be “strictly no alcohol”, the disco was for third year and transition year students only and the premises has safe pickup and drop off points.

Gardai at Roxboro are continuing their investigation and can be contacted at 061 214340.