Paedophile given 13-year sentence for rape of child
A man who was previously convicted for abusing his neighbour’s two daughters has been jailed for 13 years for the rape and sexual abuse of the same neighbour’s son.
The victim returned from Australia to attend his abuser John Gannon’s trial and sentencing.
Speaking outside the Central Criminal Court on Friday with his parents and sister by his side, the man said he was now considering remaining in Ireland, as “there’s no reason to run away anymore”.
Gannon (71) formerly of Bohea, Co Mayo, had pleaded not guilty to:
One count of indecent assault
Seven counts of sexual assault
Four counts of oral rape
One count of anal rape
One count of attempted anal rape