A SERIAL SEX OFFENDER has been jailed for five and half years for the sexual assault of a student he met on Tinder.
Patrick Nevin (37) was convicted last December for the sexual assault on the young woman who he met for a first date via the Tinder app. Nevin met up with the woman, on the 23rd of July 2014, for a coffee and drove her in his BMW to a secluded location in UCD where he would sexually assault her.
Last June he pleaded guilty to one rape offence and one sexual assault offence. All three assaults, which involved Nevin meeting the woman via Tinder, took place within 11 days on July 2014.
Although Nevin denied the charge against the Brazilian student, Judge Quinn recognised that the injured party was a foreign woman who came to Ireland to extend her English speaking capabilities. He told courts today she was sexually assaulted, where Nevin became aggressive, forced a kiss and reached his hand up her skirt. He went on to say that she resisted and Nevin used considerable force against her, involving a punch to her head.
Shortly after she escaped from the car and was found by a lady walking her dog nearby. During the court sentencing Judge Quinn said that contact made on Tinder did not give any consent for sexual assault.
Upon release Nevin will be supervised for a two-year period where he will not be allowed to use any internet or electronic device in order to meet people unknown to him.
Nevin has eight previous convictions to his name. In 2001 he was sentenced for seven years for the “brutal assault” against his partner and the killing of their two dogs. He will be sentenced for the rape and sexual assault of the other two women next month.