Thursday, 24 October 2013

Now, That's A Survivor

Thu, Oct 24, 2013, 17:38: First published: Thu, Oct 24, 2013, 17:38

Judge spares sex abuser from jail in line with daughter’s wishes

"Suspended sentence for businessman OH after pleading guilty to indecent assault

Judge Carroll Moran said OH a father of four, was guilty of a breach of trust and the fact he had abused his own child was a further breach of this trust.

A 61-year-old man who subjected his young daughter to years of sexual abuse has avoided a prison sentence after she indicated she did not wish to see him jailed.

Earlier this month, Limerick businessman and former guesthouse owner OH was remanded in custody and warned he would be going to jail after harrowing evidence of the abuse suffered by his young daughter was outlined at Limerick Circuit Court.

Mr H, with an address at Westbury, Co Clare, pleaded guilty to 12 counts of indecent assault of his daughter SR between January 1988 and December 31st, 1990, and a further 20 counts of sexual assault between September 1991 and December 1995.

The offences occurred at the former family homes in Foynes, Kilcornan and Adare in Co Limerick.

Ms R, who waived her right to anonymity, told gardaí the abuse started when she was five years old. She also recalled how she was beaten and chastised by her father for mispronouncing words." 


9 January 2014 Last updated at 12:20 ET

Rape victim meets attacker to forgive him

"Ms Rosenberg said she "could intuitively feel" that she had to meet her attacker

A rape victim has met her attacker in prison to tell him she has forgiven him - and called it a "great" experience to seek "peace and forgiveness together"."

Jan 09, 2014 00:00

Inspirational Katja Rosenberg went from a victim to a survivor when she forgave her rapist

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