Man to be sentenced for 'medication-induced' sexual assault
on 30/07/2012 09:25:58
Anthony Lyons , aged 53, of Griffith Avenue in Dublin had pleaded not guilty to the assault on a 27-year-old woman on October 3, 2010.
Mr Lyons grabbed the woman, forced her to the ground and sexually assaulted her as she walked home in the early hours of the morning on a north Dublin road.
The aviation broker admitted the attack but claimed at his trial he was overcome with an "irresistible urge" due to the combination of alcohol, cholesterol medicine and cough syrup.
His unusual defence was described as an "untravelled road" but the jury did not believe it and they unanimously convicted him of the attack.