88 year old man admits raping five women over a 15 year period

An 88-year-old Donegal man who raped five women is to be sentenced later at Dublin Central Criminal Court.

The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to raping a woman on or around dates between April 1st, 1991 to June 30th, 1991 in a place unknown in County Donegal.

He also pleaded guilty to raping a second woman on or around dates between September 1st, 1995 and September 20, 1995 in a place unknown in County Donegal.

The defendant also pleaded guilty to raping a third and fourth woman on a date on or around October 1st, 1999 and December 31st, 1999 and October 1st, 2000 and December 31, 2000 in a place unknown in County Donegal.

He also pleaded guilty to raping a fifth woman on or around August 16, 2006 and August 30, 2006 at a place unknown in County Donegal.

Mr Justice Paul Carney remanded the defendant in custody and placed his name on the sex offenders register.

He ordered victim impact statements and medical reports for the sentencing date next month when full facts will be heard.