November 04, 2005

Garda accused of harassing woman in abuse investigation

Irish Independent

A GARDA who took statements from a woman who alleged that she was raped and abused as a child, has been accused of sexually harassing the same woman.

The woman is seeking a High Court injunction against the serving officer, who has now fallen ill, which would prevent him from going near her or her home.

The Irish Independent has learned that the same garda was investigating a separate case of alleged rape against a priest in the same area.

A formal complaint was also made to the Garda Complaints Board about the same man in relation to a separate issue two years ago.

However, the board decided that no action would be taken.

Posted by kshaw at November 4, 2005 07:58 AM