Terri-Louise Graham weeps as court told details of horrific abuse
A mother wept in court has she heard details of the severe sexual and physical abuse she suffered at the hands of her former partner – who even punched her as she held their baby son.
Terri-Louise Graham, who has bravely waived her right to anonymity to speak about the horrific abuse she received from Greg Deyzel Logue, was in court yesterday where he was due to be sentenced.
Logue, from Duddy's Court in the Waterside area of Londonderry, has admitted eight charges of sexually abusing and six charges of assaulting his then partner over a three-year period, starting in January 2008.
He is already serving a seven-year sentence with an extended licence period of two years for assaulting his victim, who is the mother of their two children, in July 2011.
Ms Graham (30), who suffers from post traumatic stress disorder as a result of the prolonged period of sexual and physical abuse, wept in court yesterday as a prosecution barrister outlined to Judge Stephen Fowler QC the abuse Logue had admitted inflicting on his partner.
As well as sexually abusing her, Logue (34) frequently slapped and punched his victim, both in public and in their home.
On one occasion he punched and slapped Ms Graham on the face as she held their 18-month-old son.
Brian McCartney QC, for the defence, told Judge Fowler that the couple had a "highly volatile relationship, a hedonistic lifestyle driven by drugs and alcohol that disintegrated into allegations of infidelity and arguments, jealously and possessiveness".
The hearing was adjourned until next Friday.
Story so far
The Belfast Telegraph yesterday published distressing details of Terri-Louise Graham's ordeal at the hands of Greg Logue after she waived her right to anonymity to tell her story. She was praised for her decision to speak out about the trauma and horrific injuries suffered during a reign of terror which lasted for three years. She suffered prolonged and severe sexual and physical abuse.