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Sick sexual predators smirk as they are sentenced for conspiracy to rape student nurse

Three men are likely to e released in the near future

Craigavon Court

A trio of depraved sex offenders smirked in a courtroom dock this morning as they were sentenced for conspiracy to rape a young woman in county Armagh.

Aurel Teglas, 23, Ioan Aurel Lacatus, 27 and Florin Cirpaci, 36, all with addresses in Portadown pleaded guilty to the harrowing offence which took place on August 25, 2014.

The court heard how a young 22-year-old female student met the men at Bar Two in the town.

The Lurgan Mail outlined sickening details from the court of how the woman remembered waking up on a bed with a man on top of her.

She was going in and out of consciousness but when she told one man to stop, another raped her.

CCTV footage backed up the defendant’s claim that she was highly intoxicated.

Lacatus and Cirpaci were sentenced to five and a half years in jail, 33 months in custody and 33 on licence, while Teglas was jailed for five years, 30 months in prison and 30 months on licence.

However, with time served, Teglas could be released within days while the other two released next month.

The judge ordered all three to sign the sex offenders register and when released they are expected to be deported back to Romania.

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