A Cork man arrested for a street assault told a guard, “I will rape your wife and do your kids.”
The man who made this comment was before the district court yesterday for sentencing. Kyle Duggan, aged 28, pleaded guilty to a charge of engaging in threatening or abusive words or behaviour on June 4. Inspector Brian O’Donovan said there had been an assault on a man at Coburg St on the night, and the assailant Duggan was held down and restrained until the gardaí arrived.
A garda arrested the defendant and put him into a Garda van.
“As he was being placed in the van he shouted, ‘I will fucking kill you, you foxy c***, I will rape your wife and do your kids’,” Insp O’Donovan said.
Earlier this month, Duggan was jailed for 18 months for the assault that gave rise to his arrest in the first place.
Yesterday he was given a €100 fine for the threatening behaviour towards the arresting guard. He was given similar fines for several other incidents where he engaged in threatening behaviour.
In the assault case related to June 4, Duggan, of St Vincent’s hostel, Anglesea Terrace, Cork, pleaded guilty to charges of assault causing harm and producing a broken bottle during the attack.
Judge Seán Ó Donnabháin sentenced him last week to three years with the last 18 months suspended yesterday at Cork Circuit Criminal Court.
Judge Ó Donnabháin said, “This was an alarming attack. It was all the more extraordinary because it was unprovoked. The victim was traumatised and extremely upset and worried that this would happen again.
“The probation service finds he is a high risk of re-offending in the coming 12 months,” he said.
The probation officer was concerned about the defendant’s addiction difficulties, mental health problems and peers. While the defendant made efforts in the past to address his difficulties it appeared that when the attempts did not work out he plunged back into drug addiction and homelessness, exacerbating his mental health difficulties.
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