A notable world-famous Irish sports star is at the centre of an alleged violent hotel rape.
According to Irish tabloids, the athlete has made contact with local police through his legal representation this weekend.
The Irish Mirror reports that the man "offered to make himself available for interview with his lawyer present at a south Dublin station."
However, senior officers said they weren’t ready to speak to him yet as they are in the middle of an "extensive investigation" and want to gather all evidence before speaking to him.
The alleged rape happened last week between 12am and 3am at a penthouse hotel suite. The star "was known" to the woman, who had been socializing with friends in Dublin's city center.
Major Irish sport star 'investigated for alleged rape of young woman in city centre hotel' https://t.co/fSMHyEAdS7— Irish Daily Mirror (@IrishMirror) December 11, 2018
It is reported that the alleged victim has not yet made a full statement. The woman, believed to be in her 20s, was also allegedly beaten.
"She had suffered a severe hiding and specialist tests indicate that this woman suffered something even far worse," a senior source told Dublin tabloid, the Herald.
Sports star accused of Dublin rape was 'on two-day bender' before alleged attack https://t.co/MNC8x7vynw— Irish Sun (@IrishSunOnline) December 12, 2018
The woman's clothes that she was wearing on the night of the incident are currently being forensically examined. The woman, from the Dublin area, was treated at the Sexual Assault Treatment Unit at the Rotunda Hospital.
According to the Irish Daily Mail, she was found "battered and bruised" when she contacted the police.
CCTV footage obtained shows the duo entering the hotel. It is reported that quantities of cocaine and alcohol were consumed by the group of people who went back to a party at the hotel.
The woman, who has a young child and is in a relationship with another man, is said to be "extremely traumatized".