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 in the early hours of November 5th 2015.

The 46-year-old from St Mary’s Terrace, Taylors Hill in Galway, who played the role of Frank Sinatra in Rat Pack Live from Las Vegas, was convicted last month but reporting restrictions were only lifted today.

The court heard the now 23-year old woman fell asleep and when she woke up Phillips was standing over her and raping her.

She got away from the van and memorised the number plate.

The woman knocked on the door of a nearby house, still shouting the registration number.

The occupants of the house alerted Gardaí.

Garrett Phillips, who played the role of Dr Cathal in Ros na Rún, had claimed in Garda interviews that his encounter with the woman was consensual.

His sentence hearing was adjourned today to allow for the preparation of a probation report.

 

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