Glenbeigh man pleads guilty to rape

A Glenbeigh man who pleaded guilty to the rape of a teenage girl is to be sentenced today. 24 year old Kevin Murphy from Seaview Terrace in Glenbeigh pleaded guilty to the rape in February of last year. A victim impact statement has been prepared and was due to be made available to the defence last week.Senior Counsel acting for Mr Murphy, Patrick Mc Entee asked for the statement to be made available at an early date as he felt there could be matters requiring detailed consideration. Justice Paul Carney said Mr Murphy`s guilty plea made it possible for him to hear another rape trial and said he would get credit in sentencing for this. The case will come before The Central Criminal Court in Dublin today.