A 3-foot-and-4-inches-tall Irishman was arrested this morning for allegedly making the most of credulous girls by posing as a leprechaun and extorting sexual favors in alternate for a fictional “pot of gold hidden on the finish of a rainbow”.
29-year previous Connor O’Byrne was arrested this morning at his Dublin residence by the Garda Síochána, the Irish nationwide police.
In accordance with police spokesman Seamus Murphy, Mr. O’Byrne used a quite uncommon stratagem to cheat each vacationers and naive locals sexual favors from them:
“The victims all mentioned he dressed up like a leprechaun and mentioned he had an enormous pot stuffed with gold cash, hidden on the finish of a rainbow, that he was prepared to supply for intercourse.”
Surprisingly, that quite far-fetched rip-off fooled dozens of gullible girls. 26 victims have already filed complaints with the Garda, however investigators consider the actual variety of victims may very well be over 200 and even 300.
“Many of those girls had been extraordinarily naive and susceptible. Some even cried after we advised them that leprechauns don’t actually exist.”
Whereas looking by way of his home, the police discovered six totally different leprechaun costumes, in addition to a number of historic gold cash he used to “show the existence of his pot” and lure his victims.
Mr. Connor faces a complete of 64 felony prices, together with 26 accusations of embezzlement, 18 prices of sexual abuse and eight prices of fraud.
In accordance with investigators, the variety of accusations might simply double and even triple over the subsequent few days.
If discovered responsible on all prices, he already faces a sentence of life in jail and a tremendous of €75,000.
His trial his anticipated to start in March on the Dublin felony courts of Justice.