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A man who taught drama classes at a primary school has lost an appeal against his conviction for raping a former pupil. The complainant in Mr Carroll’s case said that when she was between the ages of 6 and 8, Mr Carroll asked her in the school hall if she would like to play a game, and that he proceeded to penetrate her vaginally and anally. The School Caretaker entered the hall and “went for” Mr Carroll, allowing her to leave the hall...

where she encountered a cleaning lady and another female member of staff. The cleaning lady brought her to the toilet to “clean her up” and when she left the toilet, the school secretary told her not to tell her mother about the incident because “it would upset her”.

CLICK HERE to read the full story on the Irish Legal news website.