Gardai have now confirmed that three men are in custody in Athlone as part of an investigation into an alleged serious sexual assault on two girls yesterday.
The alleged incident is said to have happened at 4pm on Saturday in the Athlone area.
The three, one, aged 30, and two in their mid-40s, were arrested this morning and are currently being detained in Athlone Garda Station.
It's understood the incident relates to two girls under the age of ten.
The men have been detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.
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