Printer Friendly

MY PERVERT BROTHER RAPED ME 800 TIMES; Sister's claim as sex beast gets just 1 year in jail.

Byline: BY MIRROR REPORTER

A SEX beast who brutally raped his two sisters escaped with just a year in jail yesterday.

And during the trial the court heard one of the women claim her brother raped her 800 times and treated her like "a slab of meat".

The evil 50-year-old subjected his two younger sisters to the horrifying attacks more than 30 years ago. But he denied 30 sex assault charges at the start of his trial - forcing his siblings to go through the ordeal of giving evidence in court.

In a victim impact statement the older sister told of the abuse and said: "It will haunt me until I take my last breath."

She told how the stress of wondering who knew about her ordeal had made the last 10 years "the worst of her life".

The woman added she had tried to get on with her life but felt the sanctity of her home, where her children lived, had been violated when her brother visited.

During the trial the younger sister told prosecutor Mr Niall Durnin her brother would punch her and threaten her with a brush or hurley before raping her in the family home in Co Cork.

Yesterday the defendant was found guilty at the Central Criminal Court of four counts of rape and sexual assault.

Mr Justice Paul Butler imposed a four-year sentence but suspended the last three years - meaning the vile pervert will be back on the streets within a year.

The judge said he had taken into account the man was only 14 at the time of the offences, he accepted the jury's verdict and was not at risk of reoffending.

However, rape support groups slammed the jail term and called for the introduction of tough sentencing guidelines.

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre Director Ellen O'Malley-Dunlop said: "The fact the judge suspended three years of the sentence is unbelievable.

"It must be very disheartening for the victims especially after their attacker forced them to go through the harrowing ordeal of a trial.

"Judges need clear sentencing guidelines and they need specialist training to deal with these kinds of cases."
COPYRIGHT 2008 MGN LTD
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2008 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

 Reader Opinion

Title:

Comment:



 

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jul 31, 2008
Words:355
Previous Article:Transplant kids in with a sporting chance as they head off to Games.
Next Article:Girls on right track.
Topics:

Terms of use | Copyright © 2014 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters