Thursday 23 October 2014

String of convictions for assault, burglary and criminal damage

Published 04/03/2014 | 02:30

THE rapist at the centre of one of the most shocking court cases in Irish history has more than 100 convictions.

The 30-year-old had served a string of prison sentences for crimes including assault, burglary, possession of weapons and criminal damage over the space of a decade.

While his convictions for minor offences were many, he had also come to the attention of gardai for more serious matters.

While he has no history of targeting children and no previous convictions for sexual offences, he had been questioned in relation to a sexual assault on a teenage girl. He was questioned in relation to the sexual assault on the teenager back in 2008.

He had also been linked to a number of violent crimes including crimes against women, domestic violence and assaulting a pensioner.

The rapist had served up to 10 short jail sentences since 2002, the longest of which was for six months.

Irish Independent

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