Appeal court reserves decision on Lyons sentence

Thursday 29 May 2014 22.17
Anthony Lyons was found guilty of the sexual assault of a young woman
Anthony Lyons was found guilty of the sexual assault of a young woman

The Court of Criminal Appeal has reserved its decision on the appeal by the DPP against the leniency of the sentence imposed on businessman Anthony Lyons for sexual assault.

Lyons was found guilty of the assault of the young woman who had been walking on Griffith Avenue in Dublin in the early hours of 3 October 2010.

He was sentenced to six years in prison, but five-and-a-half years of that sentence were suspended by circuit court judge Desmond Hogan, who also ordered him to pay €75,000 in compensation.

The appeal was reheard today and presiding judge Mr Justice John Murray said the court would give its decision sometime in the next legal term, which begins in the middle of June.