Thursday 20 September 2018

Motorist allegedly forced teen into car

Robert Dempsey (28), of Castleknock Grove, outside court
Robert Dempsey (28), of Castleknock Grove, outside court

This is the motorist accused of falsely imprisoning a teenage boy who threw stones at his car.

Robert Dempsey (28) is alleged to have driven the 14-year-old around before leaving him on the side of a road.

Judge David McHugh adjourned the matter to a date in January to allow Mr Dempsey speak to his solicitor.

The accused, with an address at Castleknock Grove in Castleknock, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with false imprisonment.

The incident, contrary to the non-fatal offences against the person act, allegedly took place at Beechpark Avenue in Castleknock on January 11, 2015.

The court heard that the DPP has directed summary trial of the matter in the District Court.

Outlining the allegation for jurisdiction purposes, Sergeant Mary Doherty said it will be alleged that a 14-year-old boy threw a stone which hit Mr Dempsey's car. Sgt Doherty claimed that Mr Dempsey got out of his car and forcibly put the teen into the car.


The sergeant said it will be further alleged that Mr Dempsey took the teen "around the area by force". She alleged Mr Dempsey then left the teenager at the side of a road.

Defence solicitor Terence Hanahoe requested a typed copy of any statements in relation to the allegation.

Mr Hanahoe also said there was no application for legal aid.

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