30/10/2003

Man jailed for sexually abusing daughter

A man has been jailed for nine years today after being found guilty of sexually abusing his daughter.

The 55-year-old former prison officer, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was found guilty by Belfast Crown Court of sexually abusing the girl over a three year period between 1977 and 1980.

The girl was just 11-years-old when the attacks started.

The man, who pleaded guilty to three specific charges of rape and seven of indecent assault, cannot be named in order to protect his daughter's identity.

He was placed on the sex offender's register for life.

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