Rathmines Garda Station
The Central Criminal Court.
Via The Irish Times:
Justice Michael White noted that Kevin Brazil (51) was first questioned about and admitted the abuse of this boy and another victim in 2002 but that inexplicably the then investigating garda did not send the file forward for prosecution.
The Central Criminal Court heard that in 2002 gardaí at Rathmines Garda station questioned Brazil and he made admissions.
This case and another case were investigated at that time but for some “inexplicable reason” no file was ever sent to the DPP, Superintendent Barry Walsh said.
Supt Walsh told Anne Rowland SC, prosecuting, that when he began investigating allegations from a third victim years later he discovered the Rathmines cases.
Mr Justice Michael White set a sentence of five years but reduced this by half and said he was taking the delay in prosecuting these offences into consideration and the fact that if the case had been prosecuted at the time Brazil would likely have served his sentence by now.
Patrick Gageby SC, defending, told the court that his client had been working in a large supermarket and he lost his job after his convictions were publicised last July.