AN investigation has been launched into allegations of a sexual assault on a young girl at an Irish college in Co Galway.
The incident allegedly happened last Saturday, July 21, in an Irish college in the town of Inverin, which is located in the Gaeltacht area of Galway.
A 15-year-old girl was reportedly assaulted by a 17-year-old male, who was a student at the same college.
The victim was brought to the Sexual Assault Treatment Unit (SATU) in Galway where she was treated by specialist medical personnel.
The investigation has been described as “particularly sensitive” due to the age of the people involved, as both the complainant and alleged suspect are juveniles.
The Irish college in question has remained operational following the complaint of a sexual assault, but it is understood that a number of students have left the college after news of the incident emerged.
Typically students are enrolled in three-week courses at the Gaeltacht colleges and must observe strict rules in relation to speaking Irish-only.
Visits from family members are usually permitted on weekends at most Irish language schools.
No arrests have been made yet.