Donegal woman raped by her Godfather awarded €2.8 million

A Co Donegal woman who was raped and abused by her godfather has been awarded damages of 2.8 million euros.

31 year Marcella Breslin of Emerald Drive, Killybegs sued Patrick Gillespie of Carrrickmagrath, Ballbofey, Co Donegal for the sexual abuse she suffered when she was 12 to 16 years of age.

The 54 year old was jailed for 7 years by the Central Criminal Court in 2008 and is still serving his sentence.

He did not defend these civil proceedings for damages which took place before a High Court jury.