GSOC applauds bravery of woman in sex assault case

12 Oct 2018

GSOC applauds the bravery of a woman who three years ago made an allegation of sexual assault against a garda. Today in Castlebar Circuit Criminal Court this garda was sentenced to a two year custodial sentence. We recognise the courage it takes to make a complaint of sexual assault, with the added dimension where the defendant is a member of An Garda Síochána. We reiterate that anyone subject to a similar assault who comes to GSOC will be met with sensitivity and professionalism during an investigation. We wish the complainant and her family all the best for the future.