Man pleads guilty to Donegal child rape and abuse charges

A man has been sentenced to 15 years by Mr Justice Paul Carney for raping and sexually assaulting the daughters of a woman he met through the internet.

The 53-year-old former paramilitary, who cannot be named by law, committed the abuse in Donegal and Northern Ireland and in another European country.

He began abusing one of the children a few weeks after meeting her mother.

The now 11-year-old said she still worries he will return and take her and her sister away.

She said she hopes he will be hurt in jail.

The man pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to 16 counts of oral rape and sex assault against the two girls between November 2008 and May 2009.