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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Man jailed for Limerick sex assault

A 46 year old father of three children has been sent to prison today after he was found guilty of sexually assaulting his partner’s 13 year old daughter.

The County Limerick man, who unfortunately cannot be named for legal reasons, was jailed today at Limerick Circuit Court for two years for sexually assaulting the girl in front of her 2 year old brother in February 2007.
The court heard the girl was sexually assaulted in the sitting room of her home while her mother was at work, and while her two-year-old brother, who was the son of the accused, was also in the room.

The man continued to try to assault her as she escaped to a bedroom upstairs, where he attempted to kick the door down.The 13-year-old raised the alarm when her mother returned from work and following a medical examination doctors confirmed her injuries were consistent with that of a sexual assault. She also suffered multiple bruising.
Via RTE News
Upon sentencing The Judge took into account a report from the ‘Granada Institute’ which concluded the defendant is “at low risk of re-offending”. He sentenced him to four years with the last two suspended. He also ruled he must be added to the sex offenders' register when he is released from prison.

The defendant cannot be named in order to protect the identity of the young victim.

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