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Dublin teenager is found guilty of attempting to extort money from his own mother




A young Dublin teenager is awaiting sentencing after admitting he tried to extort €2,500 from his mother, reports Breaking News.

A 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named because he is a minor, pleaded guilty at Dublin Children’s Court after threatening to demand money and breaking into a woman’s home during a date in May.

He later admitted possessing £25 worth of cannabis and two minor assaults on police.

Garda Kelly Mannion said the teenager’s reaction to the allegations was: “sorry.”

Judge Paul Kelly told the teenager’s mother that her son “threw a rock through her top window”, reports Breaking News.

He then returned and threatened to break more windows unless he was paid €2,500 and then threatened to break windows at her neighbour’s house and workplace.

Garda Mannion added that the teenager made no further threats and the boy’s mother did not hand over the money.

The teenager, who is currently in protective custody, was accompanied to court by a lawyer and a social worker.

Judge Kelly said the teenager had a lot of problems and needed help.

He adjourned sentencing until later this month to provide the court with a probation report and victim impact statement, reports Breaking News.

The boy was arrested on conditional bail.

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