This is an exposure of a convicted child rapist who not only walked free from court, but managed to silence five national newspapers with the help of high flying barristers
The Irish Independent, Irish Examiner, Breaking news Eire, Sunday World and Nationalist and Leinster times all had court injunctions taken out on them to hide his conviction.
Ironically, the judge Justice Bernard Barton presided over all of the cases
Akinade was due to be deported after his conviction, but was granted asylum by Justice Barton because he was a ‘hot prosepect for the future for Irish football’
Luckily, his conviction was saved by our database.
During our investigation, we have learned that very few people connected to the club know about this conviction, and were shocked when we broke the news to them. Almost all of the public in Waterford including the Nigerian community also had no clue.
In 2014, Nigerian born Akinade , along with two others was convicted of the gang rape of a 14 year old Irish schoolgirl.
The three offenders were 16-years-old at the time
They each walked free from court with suspended sentences
Not only was this a sexually motivated crime but it was also racially motivated
Prosecution said that one of the offenders raped the girl three times in a friends’ sitting room while a number of others watched and encouraged the abuse
The girl told gardaí that the three offenders then forced the girl to a forest clearing, and then took it in turns to pin her to the ground and rape her
DNA from their semen was found on her clothing, and on two condoms found in the forest clearing.
The victim read her Victim Impact Statement in court, describing how people called her “a slut and a whore” after her identity was made public by friends of the offenders
She said she was still on anti-depressants, and had suicidal ideation four years on as a direct result of the abuse. She is constantly discussed on social media.
The girl revealed she had been in pain during the some of the sexual assaults but she let the youths abuse her “because that’s what they do and I had no choice.”
The judge Mary Ellen Ring said that the three men will carry a sexual offence conviction with them, which may “cause them not to get employment, or to lose employment.”
She said this was punishment in itself and was likely to come back against them in many years to come.
This is a direct question to the good people of Waterford: : Are you happy that a convicted gang rapist is representing your city?
With many thanks to: UK database for the origional story.