A 14-year-old boy is being questioned by Irish police over the alleged rape of a 15-year-old girl at a teenage disco in Rathmines, south Dublin. The disco was held at the Tramco nightclub, which was not serving alcohol. The party was to celebrate the end of the Junior Certificate school exams.
Police were called to the nightclub just after 11pm. The girl claimed that she had been attacked in the toilets. She was taken directly to the sexual assault treatment unit at the Rotunda Hospital, on Parnell Street.
The nightclub was closed immediately and a forensic team examined the scene the next morning, according to the Irish Times report.
The boy was arrested at the scene and taken to Terenure Garda Station. He was held overnight and questioned under section four of the Criminal Justice Act. Currently the police are not seeking anyone else in relation to the incident.
WIld parties after major school exams, even for those in their early teens, have become a feature in Ireland. Quite often, illegal drink and drugs are available at the rave-type events.
Some years ago in a similar incident, a row between two school gangs resulted in the death of a schoolboy who was kicked to death.