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Abuse appeal is dismissed

THE Court of Criminal Appeal has dismissed a Donegal man's appeal against his conviction for sexually abusing three young girls in his daughter's bed while they were on sleepovers at his house.

Martin McCurdy (45) was jailed for seven-and-a-half years when convicted of the abuse by a Central Criminal Court jury in October 2010.

McCurdy of Emmet Park, Castlefinn, Co Donegal had pleaded not guilty to three counts of sexually assaulting the then 13-year-old girls on dates between February 2006 and January 2007.