Sunday, October 12, 2014

Dad admits sex attacks on young daughter during prison visitation (County Roscommon, Ireland)

UNNAMED DAD should have been locked up years ago. I have always thought it was insane for kids to be dragged into a men's prison to visit Daddy, especially when Daddy is a convicted rapist. The only reason this happens is because the fathers rights crowd had totally brainwashed too many people into thinking a father is "crucial" no matter what. And that's bull crap.

This is not really that unusual, that Daddy was able to molest these kids even under "supervision." I've heard of fathers who have done the same thing under "supervised" visitation outside of prison.

Father admits sex attacks on young daughters in prison

Brian McDonald
Published 10/10/2014 | 19:06

The children were only barely in their teens when the abuse took place at Castlerea Prison, Co Roscommon.

Their now 52-year-old father had earlier carried out acts of abuse on all three of his daughters when they were as young as four and often beat them with his leather trousers belt.

He had also put a lock on the fridge to deny them food, Tullamore Circuit Court heard.

The man, who cannot be named to protect the identity of his daughters, was twice convicted of rape and fled the jurisdiction before being tracked down to the UK where he was arrested earlier this year.

Described as “an enormous risk” to the public by Judge Tony Hunt, he has been in custody awaiting trial since last April.

He pleaded guilty to a series of charges of indecently assaulting his three daughters in the 1980s and 1990s.

The offences took place in the family home, in his car and at Castlerea Prison.

He also admitted charges of sexually assaulting a boy aged between 4 and 6 years of age between 2000 and 2002.

He will be sentenced later this month.

Garda Martina Nolan told the court that matters came to light in 2002 when the oldest daughter made allegations against her father.

All three victims went on to make statements outlining the abuse.

The man was arrested and charged, but absconded while on bail and was only extradited from the UK a number of months ago.

He pleaded guilty to charges in July and to further charges this week.

Two daughters told gardai in detail how they were made carry out a sex act on their father.

One was about five years old and the other about eight or nine.

Both sister separately told of visiting their father in Castlerea Prison while he was serving a sentence for rape in 1999.

She said that her mother had brought her and her sisters to visit their father there and they were all sitting around a table.

She was sitting next to him and he put his hands around her and felt her backside, before moving them around to feel her private parts.

Her younger sister said in her statement that he father wanted her to sit on his knee.

When she did so, he put his hands up her top and felt her breasts.

Garda Nolan told the court that the accused man was a farm labourer and worked at odd jobs.

He had twice been convicted of raping females, one of whom was a special needs person.

He served sentences of five and ten years for the offences in the 1980s and 90s.

He had not participated in any programmes for his offending while in prison and was deemed high risk when released.

He was freed in December 2000, but within months he was sexually abusing a boy aged four or five who trusted him and regarded him as a step-uncle.

The court heard that the offences happened in a forest and at the accused man’s apartment.

He got the boy to take part in an “ice cream game” which involved him licking the ice cream off the man’s genitals.

Defence counsel, Padraig Hogan said he had been instructed to express his client’s remorse and to express his apologies.

The accused man had been subjected to similar abuse himself, which Mr Hogan agreed did not justify what he had done.

Judge Hunt noted that he had not even waited to be released from custody before re-offending and committing acts of indecency.