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Harassment left the Fine Gael with “cold horror”

Fine Gael TD states that the man’s decision to send sexually explicit videos means a “cold fear” and concern about her safety during the 2020 campaign.

Jennifer Carol McNeil stood up to read a statement about the impact on victims at a hearing in the judgment of 43-year-old Gerald Carhane, who sent three sexually explicit videos and messages in early 2020. rice field.

Culhane, 43, of Marian Place, Limerick, was guilty of harassing a woman in an unknown location in the state from 13 January 2020 to 26 March 2020 in the Circuit Court of Dublin. I admitted.

The court heard that Calhain sent a TD 13 message in the meantime. This included three sexually explicit videos, which Gardai later admitted to a pornographic website.

Carol McNeil said the harassment from Calhein was “very difficult to deal with” during the general elections at the time.

“I don’t want to be here,” she added, “in all the fibers of my existence,” she said she didn’t want to waste the time of the court, Gardai, or the prosecutor’s office. But Calhein sent her a “one-sided image … we all have to be here,” she said.

She said she would rather work more constructively at Oily Chatas, serve her members and spend time with her little son.

“But there was someone who thought it was okay to invade my life, my heart and my sense of security for any twisted purpose he got from it, so I wanted to pursue it. I have to spend my time, “she said.

“I don’t choose to be sexual like this. I choose to appear in media articles with sexual content. But some men give me sexually explicit videos. I decided to send it so everyone could see it, all without my consent, “Carol McNeil said.

She said she didn’t want to be a “victim.” “I’m an individual and I don’t like it,” TD said, adding that she was “eager to downplay” the case.

Safety concerns

Carol McNeil said he was worried about safety because he was in the middle of a general election at the time. In the meantime, the main purpose is to go out and meet as many civilians as possible.

She said she was terrified when she received the message and didn’t want to worry about her safety at the time. “We all had to keep working,” she said.

Ms. Carol McNeil said she was very cautious and her team and close family members protected her better.

“You don’t have to get unilateral sexual content. I was greatly influenced by the process of trying to be an elected representative,” she continued.

“The main purpose of holding an election is to meet people physically. I was scared for the first time.”

She said she had a “real real risk”. “I felt it, and I couldn’t see it.”

She felt she didn’t know where the threat was or what it was. She said, “The person was far away from me and was crossing the road towards me. What were they going to do? Will they be attacked?”

She said she had a “cold horror” at the time and was reluctant to smile, reach out, or engage.

“But in my mind, whether rational or not, this person now had the opportunity to just walk and look at me up close and be near me, no matter who he was. This scared me. I didn’t know where to go, so I thought I couldn’t stand this, “TD continued.

She said that the effects of Calhain sending these messages to her had a wide range of effects on her family, her husband, parents and sisters, and “something of this nature” with her husband and her dog. He said he could “sneak up on your life” while walking with him. I drink coffee with her mother and sit with her son watching TV.

Judge Patricia Ryan postponed the proceedings for a final decision on October 21, after admitting that the previously ordered probation report had not been prepared for hearing.

She said she didn’t want to postpone the case, but was reluctant to end the case without the report. Calhein was remanded by continuing her bail until October.

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