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Monday 20 November 2017

Man jailed for a year over sexual assault

An Egyptian man who had been living in Ireland illegally has been sentenced to a year in prison for sexually assaulting a young woman in her Dublin home. Stock image
An Egyptian man who had been living in Ireland illegally has been sentenced to a year in prison for sexually assaulting a young woman in her Dublin home. Stock image

An Egyptian man who had been living in Ireland illegally has been sentenced to a year in prison for sexually assaulting a young woman in her Dublin home.

Mohamed Ahmed (31), of South Circular Road, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to attacking the woman last September 19.

The woman said in her victim impact statement that she had been receiving counselling since the incident and had not been able to walk home alone at night.

Ahmed had been invited back to the woman's house for a drink following a day out at the All-Ireland finals last year.

Kissing

She said there had been some consensual kissing before she asked him to leave.

Gda Lorna O'Connor took a statement from the victim the day after the attack.

"She pleaded with him to leave, which he refused to do," Gda O'Connor said.

The court heard that a struggle then ensued and Ahmed sexually assaulted the woman.

Ahmed, who has been in custody since his arrest, had no previous convictions.

He arrived in Ireland in 2010 on a student visa that expired in 2014.

He was sentenced to 18 months with the final six suspended, and was ordered to register as a sex offender.

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