Man jailed for one year after having sex with boy, 16, who he met on Tinder
Shane Chubb, now aged 24, pleaded guilty to one count of engaging in sexual intercourse with a child under the age of 17.
A man who was 21 when he had sex with a 16-year-old boy he met on Tinder has been jailed for one year.
Shane Chubb, now aged 24, pleaded guilty to one count of engaging in sexual intercourse with a child under the age of 17 between April 13 and April 15, 2017.
He also admitted assaulting the boy on April 15, 2017 at his home at Cookstown Road, Tallaght.
He has no previous convictions.
Sergeant Gary Farrell told Dublin Circuit Criminal Court that the victim, who is legally entitled to anonymity, joined the Tinder dating app in 2016 before being removed because he was under the age of 18.
In 2017, he re-joined the app with a fake date of birth and got chatting to Chubb online.
The boy told Chubb he was only 16, but that he was “mature”.
The pair kept in contact and made arrangements to meet in Chubb’s home for tea, before the boy suggested that he stay the night.
During this visit, the pair “ended up having sex”, Sgt Farrell told the court, with the boy later telling gardaí: “He took my virginity”.
The pair met the next day in Chubb’s house where they discussed what had happened, with the boy telling Chubb this was his first experience of sex.
Later on, Chubb started kissing the boy and then started biting him, including on his chest, arms and thighs.
The boy eventually screamed out in pain at one of the bites, asking Chubb: “Why did you do that?” He left shortly afterwards.
The boy texted Chubb later that night saying: “You really hurt me and scared me a bit.”
The boy said he no longer wanted to keep in touch.
Chubb replied saying: “I hurt and scared you?”
He added: “I hope you know I never intended to hurt or scare you.” He apologised for biting the boy.