SUSPENDED SENTENCE |
Dublin teen who took part in attack where woman was scalded with boiling water avoids jail
“He pleaded early, he’s still young and he has no record of conviction,” added the judge.
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A teenager has been given a fully-suspended sentence for his role in a two-hour attack during which a woman was tied up, assaulted and scalded with boiling water.
Josh Conlon (19) with an address at Meath Place, Thomas Street, Dublin 8, pleaded guilty to assault causing harm of Ms Lyndsey Byrne at The Maltings, Watling Street, Dublin 8 in November 2021.
At a hearing in Dublin Circuit Criminal Court today, Judge Martin Nolan said it would be unjust to imprison Conlon as he was not the “prime mover” of this assault.
The judge sentenced Conlon to three years but suspended it in full, ordering him to be of good behaviour and abide by the supervision of the Probation Services for a year.
Judge Nolan said that although Conlon did help in the assault, he probably didn’t expect that his co-accused Paul Clarke would scald using boiling water.
“The prime mover of this assault was Clarke. Conlon had a much lesser role. He pleaded early, he’s still young and he has no record of conviction,” added the judge.