Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 18 December 2014

Grandfather, 88, used Viagra to rape children

An elderly man who used Viagra to rape and sexually abuse five granddaughters has failed in an appeal against the severity of his sentence.

The 88-year-old Donegal man, who cannot be named, was sentenced to 15 years, with three years suspended, at the Central Criminal Court last November.

He pleaded guilty to 45 sample counts of rape, indecent assaul and sexual assault between July 1993 and September 2009.

Ms Justice Fidelma Macken, at the Court of Criminal Appeal, said the sentence was "wholly acceptable".

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