36-year-old Patrick Nevin assaulted three women over the span of 11 days in July 2014, two of whom he met on the dating app Tinder.
Nevin pleaded guilty to the rape of a woman in Bettystown, Co. Meath on July 12, 2014, as well as the sexual assault of another woman on the 16th of July, at the Central Criminal Court on Tuesday.
According to The Irish Times, these attacks took place soon after Nevin had met up with his victims after first communicating with them through Tinder. For each of the charges, it is said that Nevin picked them up in his car on the first date and attacked them after taking them to a hidden spot.
In December, Nevin was convicted at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court for the sexual assault of a Brazilian woman at UCD on July 23rd, 2014 and is set to be sentenced for this offense very soon.
The trial then had heard that the woman had just arrived in Ireland and was looking for local Irish people to brush up on her English. She had met Nevin through Tinder and frequently communicated with him on Whatsapp, eventually arranging to meet him for what she thought was a trip to get the “best coffee in Dublin.”
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Nevin was set for trial for the Bettystown attack this week, but a recent ruling on Monday allowed the prosecution to bring fresh evidence regarding other allegations into the proceedings, hence the defendant changed his plea to guilty.