Saturday 17 March 2018

Dad faces 300 charges of abusing daughters

A FATHER has appeared in court charged with more than 100 counts of rape, buggery and the indecent assault of one of his daughters.

The accused denied the offences when the charges were put to him at Harristown District Court in Castlerea, Co Roscommon, yesterday.

The man faces the 102 new charges in addition to almost 200 charges of raping four of his daughters.

The defendant was yesterday charged with 78 counts of rape, 12 counts of buggery and 12 allegations of indecent assault on a named daughter on dates between 1985 and 2000.

He was remanded in custody to appear before Harristown District Court next Friday.

His wife faces a total of 18 charges of cruelty and neglect of her children between May 2002 and June of last year.

Irish Independent

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