Pensioner Who Raped His Daughter Has Jail Sentence Tripled On Appeal

PENSIONER WHO RAPED HIS DAUGHTER HAS JAIL SENTENCE TRIPLED ON APPEAL

The Court of Appeal has tripled the jail sentence of a 74 year old Dublin man in ill health who repeatedly raped his daughter when she was a child.

Patrick O’Brien of Mackintosh Park, Pottery Road in Dun Laoighaire will now serve 9 years in prison after pleading guilty to the abuse of Fiona Doyle between 1973 to 1982.

In 2013 Patrick O’Brien was given a 12 year sentence for what was described as one of the worst cases of sexual abuse one could possibly find.

However because of his age and ill health 9 years his sentence were suspended and he was granted bail pending an appeal – a move which sparked uproar.

Last month the Court of Appeal ruled the suspended portion of the 74 year old’s sentence was too lenient despite his ill health – which can be accommodated behind bars.

Today the court presided over by its President Sean Ryan imposed a new sentence of 12 years with 3 years suspended – essentially tripling the jail time of Patrick O’Brien.

However the judge did note that if his health further declines the executive has the power to grant remission.

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