Three men, one of whom boasts 225 previous convictions have been jailed for raping a teenage girl who was described as ‘vulnerable‘ on Dollymount Strand in Dublin six year ago.
A number of people, who came to court in support of the men, had to be removed from the public gallery for shouting and protesting against the sentences handed down.
After driving her to Bull Island in Dollymount on the 5th of January 2016, the three young Dublin men took turns raping the then 18-year-old.
They denied it but they were all convicted following what was a retrial. The trial had heard that they lured her to the remote location from an internet cafe in Dublin city centre.
24-year-old Dion Genockey of Clarion Quay apartments, Troy Ryan, also 24 of Lower Gardiner Street and 25-year-old Daryl Rooney of Railway Street, took turns raping her before she was told to get into a second car where two other men raped her before leaving her on the beach.
They were jailed for nine, nine and a half and ten years respectively. The two others were not before the court.
When the sentences were handed down, their supporters started screaming “they’re innocent” and “miscarriage of justice” before being removed from the courtroom.
The woman, who listened in through a live link, previously told the court she hoped the men would pay for the “pain, trauma and loss” they cost her on that night.