GARDAÍ in Bruff are investigating a report of a sexual assault on a girl which is alleged to have taken place at a rural location in the east of the county last Saturday, May 7.
It’s understood the girl, who is under the age of 16, went to the area to socialise with a group of friends. Gardaí are investigating allegations that the girl was sexually assaulted by a male who is also a minor.
Bruff Garda Station is the Garda district headquarters of a rural hinterland comparable with the size of County Louth.
It’s understood investigating gardai have seized clothing for a forensic examination and no arrests have been made.
A Garda spokeswoman said that “Gardaí in Bruff are investigating an alleged assault that occurred on the evening of Saturday, May 7.
She confirmed that the investigation is into claims of a sexual assault and that investigations are ongoing.
Gardaí are investigating whether a number of youths were in the area at the time of the alleged assault, and if so, they may be able to assist with enquiries.
Specially trained Gardaí attached to a Garda National Protective Services Bureau (GNPSB) are assigned to investigate allegations of sexual assault involving children.
Anyone with information can contact Bruff Gardaí at 061-382940, the Garda Confidential Line 1800-666-111, or any Garda Station.