Tuesday 22 October 2019

Serial sex offender with 'deviant tendencies' jailed for 18 months for abuse of teenage girl

A SERIAL sex offender who convinced a child to play sexualised games of truth or dare and later coerced her into sexual intercourse has been jailed for 18 months. (stock photo)
A SERIAL sex offender who convinced a child to play sexualised games of truth or dare and later coerced her into sexual intercourse has been jailed for 18 months. (stock photo)

Brion Hoban

A serial sex offender who convinced a child to play sexualised games of truth or dare and later coerced her into sexual intercourse has been jailed for 18 months.

Graham Doyle (31) was a teenager when he orally raped the 13-year-old. During a relationship which he told her to keep secret he repeatedly sexually assaulted her.

He pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to four sample counts of sexual assault and one count of oral rape in Dublin on dates between August 1, 2004 and March 31, 2005.

Doyle, of North Circular Road, Dublin, has four previous convictions for offences of defilement of a child under the age of 15 which date back to 2011.

He met the teenage victim in that case on a social networking site.

The rape victim went to gardaí in 2013 after reading about Doyle's convictions for defilement of a child.

Mr Justice Michael White sentenced Doyle to five years' imprisonment.

However, he suspended the final three-and-a-half years of that sentence on condition that he be of good behaviour and engage with probation services for the length of that period.

Mr Justice White said that the previous convictions, which post date these offences, re-enforce that Doyle "had improper or deviant sexual tendencies".

Irish Independent

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