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Five men sentenced over 2016 midlands rape

Jun 2, 2022 16:06 By Shannonside News
Five men sentenced over 2016 midlands rape Five men sentenced over 2016 midlands rape
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The five were sentenced on charges including rape, false imprisonment and sexual assault.

A combined total of 66 years in prison has been handed down to five young men who subjected a teenage girl to a violent and prolonged sexual attack in a car.

It happened in various locations in the midlands in the early hours of December 27th 2016 after she got in, wrongly assuming it was her friends picking her up.

Our Courts Correspondent Frank Greaney has the details of her attackers and the sentences they each received today:

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The driver, Marcos Vinicius De Silva Umbelino, of Riverview, Kilbeggan, Co Westmeath was convicted of sexual assault and rape.

He was jailed today for 14 years.

Eduardo Dias Ferreira Filho, also of Riverview in Kilbeggan, was jailed for 17 years. He was also convicted of sexual assault and rape as well as a false imprisonment.

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For the same offences, Gabriel Gomes Da Rocha, of Mount Armstrong, Rahan, Tullamore, Co Offaly, was jailed for 19 years.

Ethan Nikolaou, of Brosna Park, Kilbeggan, Co Westmeath, was jailed for 6 years for two sexual assaults on the then 17yo woman.

And Conor Byrne, of Ballybeg, Moate, Co Westmeath, was jailed for ten years for raping her. He was the only one who pleaded guilty.

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