Meath guy jailed for raping woman he met on dating app loses appeal

Meath guy jailed for raping woman he met on dating app loses appeal

Judge claims there isn’t any empirical proof to recommend an individual without any past beliefs is more expected to inform the reality

Martin Sherlock (31) of Athlumney Wood, Navan, Co Meath pictured at their test a year ago. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A Meath man jailed for raping a female he came across from the internet dating app Badoo has lost an appeal against his conviction.

Martin Sherlock (31) as well as the girl, an internationwide nationwide, had arranged to generally meet but she told him they might not need intercourse with out a condom. She started initially to feel uncomfortable during other activity that is sexual stated Sherlock failed to stop whenever she stated “no”. Later on, she realised he’d ejaculated inside her.

Sherlock, of Athlumney Wood, Navan, Co Meath had pleaded not liable to raping the lady at her Dublin house on 14, 2015 august. He pleaded responsible to stealing her cellular phone.

Their defence had been that intercourse have been consensual. He admitting hearing some “nos” but after some stopping and beginning, thought she had been very happy to move forward.

A Central Criminal Court jury discovered him bad following a trial that is four-day he had been sentenced to 5 years imprisonment by Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy on July 2, 2018. The Central Criminal Court had been told that Sherlock had no past beliefs, had lost their job and their wedding plans had been terminated.

He destroyed an appeal against their conviction on Wednesday utilizing the Court of Appeal keeping that there is no mandatory requirement in Ireland for judges to alert juries about a person’s pervious “good character”. Continue Reading