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Convicted rapist asks to be put back in prison because he cannot control himself

By Mason White 12:14 PM April 19, 2015
Trevor Byrne 

By: Mahesh Sarin
A man fired his legal team and represented himself in court when he asked a judge to put him back in prison.

The convicted rapist has asked to be put back in jail because he cannot comply with the conditions of his release.

32-year-old Trevor Byrne of Ireland, was sentenced to 8 years in prison with two years suspended for attempting to rob a 24-year-old woman just 14 hours after being released from prison, where he had served a sentence of 15 years for raping another woman.

When he was released from prison, he was under strict conditions, including to stay under close supervision by the probation service and abstain from alcohol.

Since his release, Byrne was returned to court in Dublin on numerous occasions. He was accused of breaching the terms of his suspended sentence.

He was jailed again for a period of six months after being caught with six cans of beer. Byrne said that he needed to stay away from drugs.

He was recently taken back to court by the Probation Services for not being in contact with his officer. Byrne shut off his phone and disappeared repeatedly without notifying his officer.

Byrne represented himself at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. He said that he had fired his legal team because “they do not comply with his instructions.”

He told Judge Patricia Ryan that he did not agree to have his life controlled 24/7. “I’m entitled to take a few days out of my life to get my head together. Every time I do better I seem to make things worse,” he told the judge.

The judge agreed to revoke the suspended sentence and he was led back to a jail cell by prison officials.