Former Ros na Rún Actor To Be Sentenced For Oral Rape

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Former Ros na Rún Actor To Be Sentenced For Oral Rape


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West End star and former Ros na Rún actor Garrett Phillips will be sentenced in July for orally raping a young woman who had fallen asleep in his van.

It happened in a Galway location after he offered her a lift home in November 2015.

Garrett Phillips would be familiar to fans of Ros na Rún as the villain Dr. Cathal, but more recently he played the role of Frank Sinatra in the West End production of The Rat Pack – Live from Las Vegas.

In the early hours of Nov 5th 2015, the court heard the woman left a Galway city nightclub and was upset and sitting on a bench on her own when he approached her and offered her a lift home.

She told Gardaí she fell asleep in his van and woke up to find him orally raping her while standing up in front of her on the passenger side.

When she got out, she said she memorised the reg and kept repeating it out loud until she raised the alarm at a nearby house.

The 46-year-old denied the charge and claimed what happened was consensual, but the jury disagreed and convicted him last month.

In her victim impact statement, the woman said she has since suffered with depression, anxiety and has become a very angry person.

Phillips will be sentenced in July.


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