January 2018

Paedophile sentenced to 10 years

A man has been sentenced to ten years in prison for a number of child sex assaults that occurred in the Carlisle area between the mid-seventies and mid-eighties.

Thomas Donoghue, aged 65, of Lingmoor Way, Carlisle, was sentenced at Carlisle Crown Court

Donoghue was convicted of 14 counts of indecent assault and two counts of gross indecency with a child.

For many years Donoghue thought he had got away with the abuse he subjected the victim to. He was cruel and controlling in carrying out consistent and horrific abuse.