December Paul Flaherty (30) was found guilty by a jury at the Central Criminal Court last
A person jailed for 5 years for intimately assaulting a female he came across on internet dating app Tinder will wait to listen to in the event that Court of Appeal will certainly reduce their phrase.
Paul Flaherty (30) had been discovered responsible with a jury during the Central Criminal Court final December of intimately assaulting a lady at their house on Kiltipper Avenue, Tallaght, Dublin on August 31st, 2015.
The event were held while Flaherty’s moms and dads had been within the bedroom that is next-door.
Flaherty along with his victim came across for drinks earlier that after exchanging messages on Tinder day.
Appealing the sentence that is five-year Michael O’Higgins SC told the three-judge court that the test judge need to have considered his client’s offence during the entry level associated with scale. The prosecution was said by him instance had been that Flaherty was in fact convicted of intimate attack to take from the woman’s garments, choking her and touching her genitals.
Mr O’Higgins said these functions needs been broken on to three split fees by the prosecution so your jury may have determined precisely which work or functions their customer had been responsible of.
As that didn’t take place, counsel stated the test judge needs to have examined which offense was shown beyond reasonable question and sentenced correctly. He stated that when their client had just been bad of forcibly getting rid of the woman’s clothes that might be an offense from the entry level associated with scale. If he had been convicted of tried strangulation then that could be more severe, he stated.
Counsel said there clearly was a “serious issue” in relation towards the allegations of tried strangulation and genital touching and, “there is a concern mark over perhaps the jury made a choosing in respect of the functions.”