Man who abused nephew in shed for five years is jailed

first_imgA man in his 70s who abused his young nephew in a shed every month for five years has been jailed for seven years.The man, who cannot be named to protect his victim’s identity, appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court. The boy was aged between just 6 and 9 years old when he was indecently assaulted by the farmer between 1979 and 1984.The man had protested his innocence up until the morning of his trial on December 12th, last year when he finally pleaded guilty.Some details of the horrific abuse were given in court as Judge John Aylmer passed sentence on the man.Judge Aylmer revealed how the boy was assaulted when he went to visit his aunt’s house while his mother was in hospital on occasion.He was taken to a shed where he tried to resist but he was penetrated by his uncle to the point of pain.When he refused to go to the shed his attacker heaved up phlegm and spat in the boy’s face.Judge Aylmer said the assaults were of the “most depraved nature” and ranked at the upper end of the scale of such offences.Members of the man’s family including his wife sat in court while the details were given and supported him.The boy was also shown pornography in the kitchen of the house and was warned by his uncle that he would face serious consequences if he told anybody at what had happened.The abuse had had a profound effect on the boy’s life and he drank alcohol excessively and lost his marriage as a result.Passing sentence Judge Aylmer said there were strong aggravating factors including the level and force of the violence used against the boy on a monthly basis over five years.He said there were some mitigating factors in the accused man’s favour including his plea, albeit coming late in the day and that he had not come to Garda attention since 1984.Judge Aylmer accepted evidence from the man’s wife that he is remorseful, that he suffers from serious depression and that he is not in good health.He added that the accused will find prison difficult and that he has been undergoing counselling for the past four years.He jailed the man for a total of seven years.Man who abused nephew in shed for five years is jailed was last modified: July 19th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:abusecourtGardaiguiltyINDECENT ASSAULTshedlast_img read more

Colton star may return Friday

first_imgShareece Wright’s broken left hand is healing ahead of schedule, according to Colton High School football coach Harold Strauss. Wright, a star running back/defensive back for the Yellowjackets, had X-rays taken Tuesday at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. Strauss said Wright is able to move his fingers and could play defense in a short cast on Friday when the Yellowjackets meet Redlands at the University of Redlands. Or if Colton elects to hold him out of Friday’s game, Strauss said Wright could return at full force the following week, to play both offense and defense. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “We’ll see what they say at the (Riverside) Sport Clinic,” said Strauss, who said Sport Clinic personnel is going to examine the hand today. Wright injured his hand in the second half of Colton’s loss to Los Angeles Crenshaw on Sept. 23. After being treated, it was estimated that he would miss anywhere from four weeks to the rest of the season. Despite playing in just two-plus games, he ranks fifth in the county in rushing with 605 yards on 35 carries (17.3 average) with six touchdowns. Both Colton linebacker Allen Bradford and Wright are being heavily recruited, with coaches from California, Arizona and Oregon showing up at last Friday’s game against Yucaipa, a 66-0 Yellowjackets victory. center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more