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john Paul Hegarty of cork computers gets 7 years prison for raping his sister



  • Registered Users Posts: 24,654 ✭✭✭✭ Mrs OBumble

    And the parents who allowed that to happen, right front of their eyes, get off free?

  • Registered Users Posts: 515 ✭✭✭ Zatoichi

    The accused told Det Sgt John O’Connell: “I never forced her. I never raped her, as in forcing someone. I never forced her. I swear on my life I never had sex with her. It kills me when I think of what happened. I have apologised to her. I did a certain amount but I didn’t finger her or have sex with her… She’s making me out to be really bad.”

    According to the RTE article it appears he completely denies it, but this gives the impression he admits something happened.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,908 ✭✭✭ zom

    Garda should check his records seriously - perverts like that dont stop only when 18 yo...

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  • Registered Users Posts: 35,658 ✭✭✭✭ Gatling

    In this country yes he was charged with a sample of assaults ,and found not guilty of one assault.

    Some of the historical abusers found guilty in Rotherham had similar sentences for worse offending

    Langley, Virginia


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,325 ✭✭✭ Jequ0n

    So the purpose of the thread is so name and shame the convicted criminal? Why else does his workplace need to be mentioned in the headline?

    This reminds me of the first time I had noticed the local name and shame section in an Irish rural newspaper which listed names, addresses and offences, including the amounts that had to be paid into alms box or whatever…weird, weird tradition…

    I agree with previous posters that there is a good chance there could have been other victims over the years, but I am sure police looked into the possibility already. I imagine it’d be difficult for an opportunist to resists another chance if they got away with such actions for such a long time. Hopefully it was just this one victim though.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,325 ✭✭✭ Jequ0n

    I assume because the victim mentioned being referred to as the „worst child“ by her mother; and as having wanted to tell the parents why she was that way.

    Parents miss a lot of things but somehow I don’t think you’d assume one of your children was abusing another without prompting.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,325 ✭✭✭ Jequ0n

    Where did I claim that?

    I just find it absolutely peculiar that name, address and even workplace are mentioned in a news report. I have never come across this practice in any other countries.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,719 ✭✭✭✭ Faugheen

    It’s a bad thing because the poor little rapist might be identified

  • Registered Users Posts: 780 ✭✭✭ Bellbottoms

    Why would he be well known around here?

    Poster? Party Political flunky? Or some sort of right wing provocateur?

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,325 ✭✭✭ Jequ0n

    Maybe there are other counties that name full names and addresses, but I have seriously never noticed this, and I am finding this really strange. You usually get abbreviated names, but nothing like this?

    As stated in my first post on thread I first came across this in a rural newspaper and the list of accusations and penances read like a public flogging that the Catholic Church would have been proud of.

    Anyway, I guess this discussion doesn’t add a lot to the thread.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,719 ✭✭✭✭ Faugheen

    Any court report that names anyone charged or on trial in Ireland will have names, ages and addresses.

    This has been a thing for many, many years and I struggle to believe you're only noticing it now.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,325 ✭✭✭ Jequ0n

    I told you that I noticed it before in a bogger newspaper, so I don’t know why you are making it out that I just noticed it. But you seem more interested in attacking me than discussing the case, which probably says a lot about you than me. Why don’t you join the rest of us and discuss the actual case?

  • Registered Users Posts: 711 ✭✭✭ Everlong1

    This is Ireland, where law and order is a joke. He'll only do 5 years with time off.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,325 ✭✭✭ Jequ0n

    And they need his name, address and workplace to remember the face? No, they don’t. It’s nothing but a public shaming exercise, and I simply stated that I personally have not come across this in foreign news, but that it might more common.

    Either way this debate is derailing the actual case which is a pity.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,325 ✭✭✭ Jequ0n

    How often have you seen this practiced outside Ireland then? I don’t mean the full name, but I mean also address and the workplace mentioned? To me this is bizarre.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,626 ✭✭✭ TooTired123

    Come on. You are stating that you’ve never heard of Larry Murphy? The Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe? Joe O Reilly? Charles Manson? Adrian Baley? Christopher Watts?