Gardaí investigating report of sexual assault on girl in County Limerick

Garda National Protective Services Bureau personnel assigned to investigate cases of sexual assualt of minors.

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.

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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.