Further sentence for rape convict who attacked prison officer
A prisoner serving a jail term for raping a young woman in a public park was today given a further four months’ imprisonment for attacking a prison officer. Keith Aherne, aged 25, pleaded guilty at Cork District Court today to carrying out the assault on the prison officer in Cork Prison on July 4, 2017. In the interests of discouraging Mr Aherne, or other prisoners, from attacking a prison officer, I will impose a four-month sentence consecutive to what he is serving. Judge O’Leary said that while there would be an understandable strain in any relationship between prisoner and prison officer, there had to be respect shown for the officer. He accepts there was a scuffle and he would have hit the prison officer,” Mr Quinlan said.