A schoolgirl has been hospitalized after photos of her performing a sexual act on a man at a concert went viral online.
Dubbed ‘Slane girl’ online, the 17-year-old is distraught after thousands of internet users shared images of her taken in broad daylight at the Slane concert last weekend.
According to the Irish Independent, the teenager and her family are said to be devastated over the incident. Sources told the newspaper the young woman had to be sedated in hospital on Tuesday afternoon.
One source said: "The primary concern for gardai at this time is for this vulnerable teenager and her state of mind.
"Gardai have been dealing with her and her family. This is a very sensitive case.
"The teenager has not been medically fit enough to make a formal statement yet, but when that happens this could turn into a sexual assault investigation."
Facebook has confirmed it had removed the images on at least one page, as it "violates" its terms of service.
A police spokesman said: 'Gardai are aware of the incident and are inquiring into the matter. Gardai have spoken to the female involved and it would be inappropriate for us to comment any further.'
American rapper Eminem was performing to a crowd of 80,000 in Slane Castle last Saturday, with police making 63 arrests during the event.
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