As reported by RTE News this morning, Gardaí have opened an investigation into an alleged rape of a woman at a Dublin Hospital occurring on Christmas Eve 2018.
The family of the 80 year old reported victim came forward to the Dublin Gardaí with the account as soon as they learned of the incident.
The suspect, a male, foreign national hospital worker in his 40s, was arrested but has not been charged. Further details released are that he has been suspended and the hospital is working with the Gardaí to aid the investigation.
Garda headquarters confirmed today that Gardaí were investigating an alleged sexual assault and that a suspect was detained under Section Four of the Criminal Justice Act, which allows for him to be questioned for up to 24 hours
Due to the nature of the investigation no further information is available at this time. More as the story develops.