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Garda Found Not Guilty Of Raping His Wife

He had denied raping her in her bedroom at their family home in Leinster during the summer of 2018.

A 60-year-old garda has been found not guilty of raping his wife.

He had denied raping her in her bedroom at their family home in Leinster during the summer of 2018.

Neither the accused or the complainant can be identified as per the law in relation to cases involving an allegation of rape.

Over the course of a 5-day trial, the jurors heard they got married in 2007, but that their relationship was 'irretrievably broken' by 2018 when she wanted a divorce.

She claimed she was subjected to 'emotional and psychological' abuse, but her husband claimed he was the one who was abused by his wife.

She accused him of raping her in her bedroom on a morning when their children were also still in the house.

Some weeks later, she was served with a summons for a safety order.  

She claimed this took place after she confronted him about the alleged rape, but he denied taking it for any sort of ulterior motive, claiming she had assaulted him.

In the end, it took the jurors just over two hours to find him not guilty by unanimous verdict.
 

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