MOTHER PETRIFIED TO LEAVE HER CHILD OUT
The mother of the child involved in the alleged mobile phone sex incident in Mitchelstown over three months ago has spoken of her continued fears for her child’s safety.
It has been confirmed that gardai have prepared a detailed file following a lengthy investigation into the alleged incidents in the town. The file has now been sent to the National Juvenile Liaison Office for a decision on what action, if any, will be taken.
Gardai formally interviewed the two 12-year-old boys at the centre of the claims and also seized a number of mobile phones for detailed technical analysis. When the shocking allegations emerged, the mother of the four-year-old boy demanded that she be immediately re-housed by Cork County Council out of the Mitchelstown area ‘for safety reasons’.
“We have not heard a word from the gardai since I first contacted them over three months ago. I had to read about the investigation in one of the national papers. I also asked Cork County Council to re-house us out of this area but again I have heard nothing from them. I can’t let my child out to play and I am petrified that something like this could happen again,” the mother of the alleged victim told The Avondhu this week.
Telecommunications experts have been trying to determine if images allegedly taken on a camera phone by two bullies who intimidated a 4-year-old and 5-year-old into performing sex acts, were ever transmitted.
The two 12-year-olds are too young to be prosecuted but any adult who may have received and then transmitted the alleged footage is liable to prosecution.
Thursday 22nd October 7:06pm