Saturday 22 October 2016

Father jailed for rape of daughter

A Laois father of seven has been jailed for six years for the continued sexual abuse and rape of his young daughter over 30 years ago.

The man, who cannot be named to protect the identity of his now 43-year-old victim, pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to two counts of rape and two counts of indecent assault on dates between July 1981 and July 1987 when his daughter was between nine and 15 years old. He has no previous convictions. Describing the abuse as "vile acts" against a child, Judge Margaret also ordered that the man be added to the register of sex offenders.

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