Four men found guilty in Midlands rape trial

Apr 7, 2022 17:04 By Shannonside News
Four men found guilty in Midlands rape trial Four men found guilty in Midlands rape trial
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Their sentence hearing will take place in May.

Three men have been found guilty of raping a young woman in the midlands.

A fourth man who stood trial before the Central Criminal Court was convicted of sexually assaulting her.

Our Courts Correspondent Frank Greaney has this report, which some listeners may find distressing:


In her evidence, the woman said she was 17yo when became separated from some friends she’d been out with in Tullamore on St Stephen’s Day 2016.

In what she described as a 'stupid, snap decision,' she said she agreed to get into a car driven by one of the accused, Marcos Vinicius De Silva Umbelino, of Riverview, Kilbeggan, Co Westmeath, who was among those convicted of raping her today.

She described being sexually assaulted and raped by a number of men after being driven to a remote location near Kilbeggan and again at a car park in Tullamore.


Eduardo Dias Ferreira Filho, also of Riverview, Kilbeggan, was convicted of sexual assault and oral rape.

Gabriel Gomes Da Rocha of Mount Armstrong, Rahan, Tullamore, Co Offaly, sexually assaulted her on the car journey out of town and he was also convicted of rape.

Ethan Nikolaou of Brosna Park, Kilbeggan, Co Westmeath, was convicted of sexually assaulting her at two separate locations, while a fifth man, Conor Byrne of Ballybeg, Moate, Co Westmeath, pleaded guilty to rape just before the trial started.




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