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Midlands Rape Victim Praised For Bravery While Giving Evidence At Trial

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre Chief Executive says it's incredibly difficult as a victim to bring a case.

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre is adding its voice to support for a young rape victim in the midlands.

Three men were yesterday convicted of raping - a fourth man of sexually assaulting - the then-17 year old girl in Tullamore and Kilbeggan in 2016.

Speaking in court, Justice Tara Burns commended the victim for her bravery and said she was "beyond impressed" with how she conducted herself during the four-week trial.

Chief Executive of the DRCC, Noeline Blackwell says it cannot be over-stated how difficult it is to take such a case.

She says it's a reminder that sexual assault and rape are not tolerated in our society:

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