January 29, 2022

Sex workers in Kilkenny warned of gang targeting them for money

Sex workers in Kilkenny are being told to be extra vigilant as a gang of “dangerous” men are travelling the country, subjecting people in the sex trade to vicious assaults, then robbing them.

Gardaí are investigating seven attacks on sex workers that have occurred since the middle of October. They are appealing for anyone else who may have been attacked in similar circumstances to come forward.

The attacks on both male and female sex workers have occurred nationwide, but mostly in Dublin.

Gardai believe the motive for these attacks is money.

A Garda spokesperson said today: “On each occasion, an online appointment is made but when the ‘client’ arrives, the sex worker is attacked and robbed by a number of men.

“Investigations into these attacks are at an advanced stage, but we would appeal to any sex worker who may have been subject to a similar attack to immediately report the incident.

“You will be treated confidentially with compassion and sensitivity.

“We are also appealing to any person with information on these callous, targeted attacks, to please contact the gardaí to assist in bringing these dangerous attackers to justice.”

Gardaí can be contacted on the Garda Confidential Line at 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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