Man due in court following alleged assault on teenage girl in Fermoy 9 months ago

Man due in court following alleged assault on teenage girl in Fermoy

He will appear before court this morning.

A man in his 30s arrested in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a teenager in Fermoy, County Cork, on Tuesday has been charged.

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He will be brought before the district court in Mallow on Wednesday morning.

The alleged incident happened on Tuesday afternoon in broad daylight in Chapel Square, close to the town centre of Fermoy.

A teenage girl was attacked by two men while out walking.

Two other youths heard the girl's calls for help and intervened before the attackers fled on foot.

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She was taken to hospital to be treated for minor injuries and was said to be distressed. She is now set to receive counselling support.

Locals have been left deeply shocked by the nature of the alleged attack which follows several other attacks on women across Ireland.

Local Councillor Frank O'Flynn told The Independent: "Fermoy is a quiet, safe town and yet people were ringing me this morning and asking what the hell is going on when a 16-year-old girl cannot walk the streets in safety at lunchtime?

"People, especially women, are now concerned for their safety and security if they go out alone. We cannot allow that in modern Ireland."

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