Friday November 09 2012
Woman admits telling social worker that her sex abuse claims were false
"A WOMAN has admitted she told a social worker that allegations of sexual abuse she and her older sister had made about her mother’s boyfriend were false.
The 26-year-old woman was giving evidence in the trial of a 52-year-old man who is accused of sexually abusing his partner’s six daughters.
This complainant was the second sister to give evidence before the jury.
The trial has previously heard that the first two sisters made allegations in 2003 which they later withdrew. The allegations were made again in 2005 when a third sister claimed she had been abused by the man.
The older sister had earlier told Mary Rose Gearty SC, prosecuting, that the abuse started when she was eight or nine, and continued until she was about 15 or 16.
The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to 62 counts of sexual assault."