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Guilty verdict Sligo man found guilty of raping woman on Tinder date

Feeney had pleaded not guilty to raping the then 54-year-old woman on April 26th 2015 at an apartment he was then staying at in Millbrook, Riverside, Sligo.

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Christopher Feeney seen here entering Sligo Courthouse during his trial. Pic: Carl Brennan.

Christopher Feeney seen here entering Sligo Courthouse during his trial. Pic: Carl Brennan.

Christopher Feeney seen here entering Sligo Courthouse during his trial. Pic: Carl Brennan.

A jury has found a Sligo man guilty of raping and sexually assaulting a woman from Northern Ireland he met for the first time on a Tinder date.

Christopher Feeney was found guilty by a jury of four out of five counts he was facing at his trial at the Central Criminal Court in Sligo.

The trial concluded last Wednesday after five days of evidence with the jury of six men and six women then retiring to consider their verdicts, deliberating for some five hours and 57 minutes over the following three days before delivering their verdicts around lunch time on Monday.

Feeney had pleaded not guilty to raping the then 54-year-old woman on April 26th 2015 at an apartment he was then staying at in Millbrook, Riverside, Sligo.

He also faced three charges of sexual assault and one of false imprisonment. Feeney was remanded in custody to appear before the court again in Sligo on December 13th for sentencing before Mr Justice David Keane.

The trial heard how the woman and Feeney had met on the dating app Tinder and had exchanged messages on social media before deciding to come to Sligo to meet him.

They socialised in town before returning to his apartment where she was subjected to an attack lasting three hours.

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