A woman who accuses the Irish sportswoman of rape has been found at her home by a police who think her story is credible & # 39; is
- The unnamed Irish sportswoman is accused of having raped her Monday morning
- The police would have been called to the woman's home early on Monday
- Gardai said the woman was "battered and bruised". was when they got there
Ali Bracken for the Irish Daily Mail
A young woman, allegedly raped by an Irish athlete, was taken to the hospital by ambulance after gardaí had visited her home and found her & tattooed and bruised & # 39; after the apparent attack.
Police say the woman's story, which says she has been attacked and raped in a penthouse suite in Dublin city center, is credible & # 39; is.
The Irish Daily Mail understands that gardaí visited the woman's house late Monday morning after receiving a phone call from another person in the house.
When Gardaí arrived, the woman in her twenties was visibly battered and distraught.
The police were outside a hotel in Dublin today after an investigation into an alleged rape by a major Irish sportswoman
She told gardaí to be raped and beaten by the sportsman in a penthouse suite.
Gardaí took possession of part of the woman's bloody clothes and made the decision to call an ambulance that brought her to a unit for the treatment of sexual violence in the Rotunda Hospital for an immediate assessment.
Gardaí traveled with her to the hospital for this process, which is protocol. The young woman was later released from the hospital. Since then, gardaí has remained in contact with the woman.
While the woman has filed a first complaint with gardaí on Monday, she has to make a formal written statement.
It is clear that Detectives had been in contact with the woman several times yesterday, & # 39; encouraged & # 39; her to make a full statement & # 39; but only if she is capable of doing so & # 39 ;.
The alleged victim was socializing with colleagues in the center of Dublin when she met the athlete, whom she knew vaguely through mutual friends. It is assumed that later on only on Sunday evening or in the early hours of Monday she voluntarily went with him to the penthouse suite.
The alleged attack would have taken place in the early hours of Sunday morning in Dublin city center [file photo]
For the investigation to continue, investigators need a complete statement from the young woman. According to Gardaí, it is not unusual to use & # 39; for a victim of a crime to take some time before feeling emotionally ready & # 39; to make a statement in full.
In essence, gardaí can not proceed with the investigation in terms of approaching the athlete or other witnesses until this statement is provided. The exact location of the alleged rape remained unknown last night.
The woman told gardaí in her first oral complaint that she voluntarily went to a better location with the athlete, but does not know exactly where it is in the city.
& # 39; Again, a full statement is needed from this woman before gardaí can try to find the location & # 39 ;, said a senior source last night. It is not uncommon for victims to need some time after a violent incident to gather their thoughts and emotions before they are emotionally and physically in a place to talk to gardaí and to tell officers everything.
& # 39; In some cases, people decide not to make a statement and the case goes no further. In this case, gardaí, on the basis of the first evidence to date, want this woman to make a full statement. But there is no pressure on her to do this. Gardaí has contact with her and will continue to exist. & # 39;