Meath guy jailed for raping girl he came across on dating app loses appeal

Judge states there’s no empirical proof to recommend an individual without any past beliefs is much more prone to inform the reality

Martin Sherlock (31) of Athlumney Wood, Navan, Co Meath pictured at their test this past year. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A Meath man jailed for raping a lady he came across regarding the internet dating app Badoo has lost an appeal against their conviction.

Martin Sherlock (31) therefore the girl, a international national, had arranged to satisfy but he was told by her they might n’t have intercourse with no condom. She started initially to feel uncomfortable during other sexual intercourse and stated Sherlock would not stop whenever she stated “no”. Later on, she realised he’d ejaculated inside her.

Sherlock, of Athlumney Wood, Navan, Co Meath had pleaded not liable to raping the lady at her Dublin house on August 14, 2015. He pleaded bad to stealing her cellular phone.

Their defence had been that intercourse have been consensual. He admitting hearing some “nos” but after some stopping and beginning, thought she ended up being pleased to move forward.

A Central Criminal Court jury discovered him responsible adhering to a trial that is four-day he had been sentenced to 5 years imprisonment by Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy on July 2, 2018. Click here to read more »