Man convicted of indecently assaulting his foster mother’s nephew

A man has been convicted of sexually abusing his foster mother’s nephew in Co. Donegal in the 1960s and 70s.
The 63-year-old had pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to 35 charges of indecent assault of the boy on dates between 1966 and June 1974. He was six years older than the victim.
He was convicted of 31 of the charges by a majority 10-2 verdict of the jury after three hours and 36 minutes of deliberation but was acquitted of four of the counts by unanimous decision.
Mr Justice Paul Carney ordered the man to be put on the sex offenders’ register and remanded him in custody until June 24 next for sentencing.
He thanked the jury of five women and seven men before excusing them from further service for life.
 

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