Meath guy jailed for raping girl he came across on dating app loses appeal
Judge states there is absolutely no empirical proof to recommend an individual without any past beliefs is much more expected to tell the facts
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 female he came across regarding the internet dating app Badoo has lost an appeal against their conviction.
Martin Sherlock (31) and also the girl, an internationwide nationwide, had arranged to meet up with but she told him they are able to not need sex with no condom. She began to feel uncomfortable during other 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 14, 2015 august. He pleaded bad to stealing her cell phone.
Their defence had been that intercourse have been consensual. He admitting hearing some “nos” but after some stopping and beginning, thought she had been very happy to move forward.
A Central Criminal Court jury discovered him bad after a four-day test and he had been sentenced to 5 years imprisonment by Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy on July 2, 2018. (more…)