Ex garda forced victim to take part in ‘strip search’ during violent asaults on two women

28/06/2022 22:20:00

Ex garda forced victim to take part in ‘strip search’ during violent asaults on two women

Ex garda forced victim to take part in ‘strip search’ during violent asaults on two women

A former garda and another man have been jailed for drug and alcohol-fuelled assaults on two women, which culminated in one woman being bundled into a van and told she would be driven to the mountains and buried.

At their sentence hearing at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court, Judge Martin Nolan said that the men's behaviour was cruel beyond extreme, reprehensible and shameful.“To say they ill-used these women would be a gross understatement. They terrified them, they threatened they, they assaulted them,” he said.

He said that the second victim must have believed she was going to die and that she was struggling for her very life.“She must have been absolutely terrified of what was her future,” he said.Cooper, of Kingswood Heights, Tallaght, Co Dublin, pleaded guilty to assault causing harm of the first woman at a place in Naas. He also pleaded guilty to assault causing harm to the second woman at Rathcoole, making a threat to kill her and to production of an article capable of inflicting harm.

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“To say they ill-used these women would be a gross understatement. They terrified them, they threatened they, they assaulted them,” he said. He is seeking a declaration that prison authorities breached his human rights by subjecting him to strip searches on departure from the hospital and after returning from the hospital to check for any concealed items. He said that the second victim must have believed she was going to die and that she was struggling for her very life. Spears married longtime boyfriend Sam Asghari at her home in Thousand Oaks, California on 9 June in front of several dozen guests including Selena Gomez, Drew Barrymore, Paris Hilton and Madonna. “She must have been absolutely terrified of what was her future,” he said. “I do not think it was at all appropriate that I was subjected to this before attending hospital for tests on my heart. Cooper, of Kingswood Heights, Tallaght, Co Dublin, pleaded guilty to assault causing harm of the first woman at a place in Naas. Ahmed told gardaí that he grabbed something sharp after being attacked but said he couldn’t remember what it was or where he threw it away.

He also pleaded guilty to assault causing harm to the second woman at Rathcoole, making a threat to kill her and to production of an article capable of inflicting harm. Based on the court papers, Mr Justice Colton granted leave to apply for judicial review and listed the case for full hearing in October. #Open journalism No news is bad news Support The Journal Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you Support us now The ex-guard said Alexander had also tried to enter the property in the days before the wedding. McGrath, of Ashfield, Kilteel Road, Rathcoole pleaded guilty to assault causing harm to the second woman and production of a weapon at Ashfield. He also admitted sexually assaulting her and assault causing harm to her at locations in Tallaght, Co Dublin. Gavin Booth of Phoenix Law said: “There are more humane ways for the prison to conduct security checks. McGrath's four previous convictions are for possession of drugs, dangerous driving and drunk driving and Garda Rob Whitty agreed with Patrick McGrath SC, defending, that these were minor by comparison with the offences before the court. He agreed that this incident was out of character.” Download the Sunday World app Now download the free app for all the latest Sunday World News, Crime, Irish Showbiz and Sport. The jury rejected his claim, accepting the prosecution’s case that Ahmed was the aggressor and did not believe he was using reasonable force to defend himself.

Gda Whitty accepted that McGrath is genuinely remorseful and apologetic. Cooper was jailed in 2014 for perverting the course of justice and drug dealing after he allowed a friend to take the blame when gardai found the drug LSD during a search at the Electric Picnic music festival. Maurice Coffey SC, defending, said that Cooper came from a respectable family but that a once promising life was ruined by poor choices, particularly around drug use. He said both men were seriously out of control on the night. He said his client accepts what happened to these women should not have happened and that this is backed up by the guilty pleas. The trial heard that Ahmed, who is originally from Sudan in North Africa, came to Ireland in the mid 2000′s and settled in Ennis, Co Clare, where he met Susan O’Doherty, got married in 2007 and had three children.

Mr Coffey said that after serving time for the earlier offences Cooper got his life together, married and set up a business. He said his marriage broke down and his business was hit by Covid and Cooper fell back into drug use and his life spiralled out of control. Judge Nolan said he was taking into consideration the fact that both men had entered guilty pleas which were practical indications of their remorse and shame and saved the victims the trauma of coming to court. He said that both men had otherwise contributed to society and he said he had no doubt both men could be reformed or rehabilitated. “I doubt either man would come before this court again for anything remotely as serious,” he said. The deceased’s mother Catherine Martin gave evidence during the trial, telling Staines that the accused did not look “very happy” when he arrived outside the house on the day of the stabbing.

He said both men came from good families and have brought great shame to their families. He described Cooper's assault of the first woman as humiliating and terrifying. He imposed a three-year prison sentence for this assault and another three-year prison term for the threats against the second woman, to run consecutively. He said that McGrath's level of culpability was greater because of his treatment of the second woman in the vehicle. He said McGrath's behaviour was gross and cruel. #Open journalism No news is bad news Support The Journal Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you Support us now “I came out behind him,” she told the court.

He imposed an eight-year prison sentence, made up of four-and-a-half years for the sexual assault and three-and-a-half years for the assault causing harm. Today's Headlines .