Friday 28 July 2017

Dearbhail McDonald: There are no words to describe the pain the little girls endured

The man was sentenced to two life sentences for the rape of the two children
The man was sentenced to two life sentences for the rape of the two children

In an extraordinary act of dignity, sitting yards away from the man who defiled his child, the father said he was not seeking revenge, only justice

THIS is the hardest piece I have had to write in my professional career, certainly the saddest and without doubt the most horrific. I'm struggling to find words.

Struggling because there simply are no words to describe the unspeakable trauma visited upon two young girls, babies really, subjected to a terrifying rape and kidnap ordeal at the hands of a man described by their parents as sadistic and animalistic.

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