Ten-year sentence for Galway rapist

A Galway man who raped and indecently assaulted his cousin when he was a teenager has today received a 10-year jail sentence.

The 45-year-old man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to one count of rape and six counts of indecent assault in Co Galway on dates between January 1982 and April 1987.

The court heard that regular and sustained level of abuse went on three times a week when the victim was aged between six and 11 years old, and the accused man was aged from 15 to 19.

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