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Sentence delay for teen girl caught with taser

Sentence delay for teen girl caught with taser

A JUDGE has adjourned sentencing a 15-year-old girl for possessing a Taser stun gun and a litany of other serious offences.

Judge John O'Connor decided not to finalise the case until after the Dublin girl has faced trial on other charges of assault, robbery and harassment to which she has pleaded not guilty.

She has admitted unlawful possession of the Taser weapon which is capable of injuring and incapacitating, in a public place in north Co. Dublin on Aug. 30 last. The charge is under the Firearms and Offensive Weapons Act.

The girl, who cannot be named because she is a juvenile, faces a litany of charges and was remanded on continuing bail at the Dublin Children's Court.

The teenager, who was accompanied to court by her mother and her lawyer, has pleaded guilty to other charges

These include: producing a knife during an incident in October in north Co. Dublin; assault causing harm to a male at a train station nearby; threatening to kill or cause him serious harm, and possessing a metal bar as a weapon on the same date.

A guilty plea was also indicated to other charges: possessing a knife as a weapon on Oct. 26 last at a shopping centre; assault causing harm to two males, one them a garda, on a date in September. These incidents also happened in north Co. Dublin.

Other newer offences where guilty pleas have been indicated happened in Dublin city-centre in January. These were possession of a stolen silver ring worth €40 and a silver spoon valued €120 and theft of clothes worth €86 from a shop.

A charge for possessing double brass knuckle-dusters on a date in November has been withdrawn. A Probation Service report on the girl has been prepared for the court.