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Four men are accused of raping an underage girl one after another, with photos and footage posted on social media.

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The trial of four men who allegedly raped “one after another” has opened.

The four men, who cannot be named for legal reasons, all pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to raping a 17-year-old girl at a midland location on December 27. 2016.

The first defendant (age 22) also pleaded not guilty to two counts of sexual assault and one count of false imprisonment.

The second defendant (24) also pleaded not guilty to two counts of sexual assault, one count of oral rape and one count of imprisonment.

The third defendant (24) also pleaded not guilty to an additional count of rape, two counts of sexual assault and one count of false imprisonment. The fourth defendant (23 years old) also pleaded not guilty to three counts of sexual assault.

All of the offenses are said to have been committed at various locations in the midlands on the same day against the same woman when the defendant was between the ages of 17 and 19.

The trial is expected to last six weeks and will take place in Croke Park.

Opening the case before the grand jury today, Lorcan Staines SC, prosecutor, said that on the day of questioning, the complainant was in a nightclub in a midland town when she became distant. with his friends in the early morning hours.

He said her phone had fallen in the toilet the night before and it had been badly damaged or broken making it difficult for her to contact afterwards.

The lawyer said taxis were difficult to get and around 4 a.m. the complainant began to walk down the street when she encountered the four defendants in a car with a fifth man, who was not present in court in this trial.

Mr Staines said the defendant first drove up to pick up other men who had been at the same nightclub as the complainant.

He told the jury they would hear evidence that the men had been running around town in cars and calling people on the street.

Mr Staines told the jury they would hear evidence that the men called the complainant and she got in the car.

He said the complainant had expected to be released from the area where she lives, but was instead taken to a different location.

Attorneys say the case for prosecution is that on the way to the location, two of the men sexually assaulted the woman while she was in the back of the car and two sexually assaulted her after. as she moves forward.

He said prosecutors allege that when they arrived at the location, “in turn” the four defendants and a fifth man had sex with the complainant and this was rape.

He said the fourth defendant was also alleged to have sexually assaulted her at this time.

Mr Staines said the jury will hear evidence that during the alleged probation period, some of those who are not currently engaged in the alleged violations took photos and videos of what going on, some of which have popped up on Snapchat and none of it has been restored despite the best. gardai’s efforts.

Lawyers said a fourth defendant and a fifth man were released, but the complainant was brought back to town with the three remaining defendants.

He said when they got to the place of complaint, this person cried and asked to get out of the car, but she was not allowed to leave.

He said the third man again raped her at this location, while the second man raped her orally and sexually assaulted her. Mr Staines said the state’s case was that the complainant’s liberties were restricted at this time and that the men acted together to falsely imprison her.

Mr Staines said she was eventually allowed to leave and get out of the car.

He said she had met a friend with whom she had managed to send a message on Facebook using the first defendant’s phone.

Counsel said she was “crying and shaking” when she met her friends around 5:30 a.m. and by 6:15 a.m. they had arrived at a garda station.

He said she was taken to the Sexual Assault Treatment Unit, where she was examined by a doctor.

He said she was found to have a cut and bruise on her genitals and blood in her panties.

Mr Staines said the man charged with the first and second charges both admitted to the act of sexual touching, but insisted it was consent.

The trial continues tomorrow before Justice Tara Burns and a jury of 5 women and 7 men.

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