Rape Crisis Network calls for investigation of threats made in Leitrim rape sentencing

The Rape Crisis Network is calling on the Gardaí to investigate threats made to a victim of sexual violence in a courtroom after two men were jailed for raping her in Leitrim.

Yesterday, the Leitrim men were jailed for seven years for raping a woman at a house in 2017 – both men had pleaded not guilty.

After the sentence was handed down some supporters of the men shouted at the woman, with one person calling her “a liar.”

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The Executive Director of the Rape Crisis Network, Clíona Saidléar, is calling for better systems to be put in place for the victims.