Sunday 19 November 2017

Boy 'burnt girl with a lighter'

A 13-YEAR-OLD boy burned a young girl's stomach with a cigarette lighter before she was forced to perform oral sex on another youth, a court has heard.

The schoolboy, now aged 16, appeared at the Children's Court yesterday where he pleaded guilty to assault causing harm to the girl at a disused house in a north Dublin suburb in mid-2009.

Det Garda Donal O'Connell told Judge Bryan Smyth that the girl went to the house with the boy and "another suspect".

The boy burned the girl by "holding a lit cigarette lighter or a lighter that had been lit and was still hot to her abdomen". Det Gda O'Connell said that was the extent of the defendant's involvement in the assault.

The court also heard that the girl, who is now in her mid-teens, has alleged she had been held down by two boys and was then made to perform oral sex on another youth but that suspect has since left the country.

The judge adjourned sentencing until a date in March for a victim impact statement to be obtained.

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