Alleged child sex abuse victim sues amid claims garda tipped off suspect
Lawsuit alleges conspiracy to pervert the course of justice after probe led to no charges being brought
September 10 2021 02:30 AM
A woman who alleged she was sexually abused by two men when she was aged 13 and 14 has issued civil proceedings following claims one of the suspects was tipped off by a garda superintendent about his potential arrest.
Neither the man, described by a judge as an “associate” of the superintendent, nor the other suspect ended up being charged following an investigation in Co Cork in 2012.
Now in her 20s, the woman has initiated a High Court action seeking damages and a declaration her rights as an alleged victim were not vindicated by the State and that there was a conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.