A 78-year old man will be sentenced next month for raping his daughter at the family home in Co Mayo.

The man, who cannot be named to protect the victim’s identity, pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to five sample charges of carnal knowledge without the girl’s consent on dates between July 1973 and November 1974.

The court heard the woman was regularly raped while she was aged between 9 and 12, while her mother was out at work.

In her victim impact statement, the now 54-year old woman referred to her father as a predator.

Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy remanded the man in continuing custody, and adjourned sentencing to June 18th next.



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