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Man gets six years in prison for repeatedly raping and sexually abusing his sister

A man who raped and sexually assaulted his youngest sister has been jailed for six years.

aul Mohan (42) of Grangegeeth, Collon, Co Meath and formerly Westcourt, Drogehda, Co Louth, pleaded guilty to 10 counts of raping her youngest sister Annette Mohan between 1996 and 2001.

He also pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting his sister, including one in 2004.

He has previously worked as a photographer and has no previous convictions.

His sister, who gave up anonymity to allow her brother to be named, told the court she believed the abuse was normal as a child, but as she got older she realized that is wrong.

Ms. Mohan describes how her mental health has been affected and how much of her childhood has been lost.

She said she felt spoiled, dirty and worthless, and struggled to tell her husband what happened.

She describes the pain of keeping it a secret from her family and says telling her parents was the hardest thing she’s ever had to do.

She says her family has been supportive and she can finally talk about what happened.

Ms Mohan said she is taking it day by day and no longer carrying the pain, fear, sadness and shame that have weighed on her during the most beautiful time in 30 years.

Sentencing Paul Mohan today, Justice Paul McDermott described the woman’s impact statement as “moving”.

In her victim impact statement, Ms Mohan outlined how she had suffered the consequences of her life as a result of abuse.

Judge McDermott noted that because Paul Mohan acted as his sister’s wedding photographer, the day was “completely ruined” for her.

The judge said Ms Mohan was concerned about how disclosing the abuse would affect her parents. She described in her statement how the abuse had affected her own relationship with her husband and children.

Mr Justice McDermott accepted that Paul Mohan expressed horror at learning how the abuse affected his sister.

“He was supposed to protect his sister,” Mr Justice McDermott said, before he added that the abuse happened “somewhere where she should have felt protected”.

The judge said that Mohan abused his sister at a time when she was in his effective care, an offense that represented “a terrifying breach of the family’s trust”.

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Annette Mohan (centre, gray jacket) is supported by family members outside the Central Criminal Court. Photo: Collins Courts

“The offenses dominated her life afterwards and beyond. They have been repeated over the years and have been implicated in many different types of sexual abuse,” Justice McDermott said, before he added that many of the offenses were “humiliating and humiliating.”

He said the victim had a “right to bodily integrity and dignity” and that she was “clearly living in fear”.

He added that the violation had been repeated for many years and was committed “on a vulnerable and defenseless child”.

Mr Justice McDermott said if the offense was committed when Paul Mohan was an adult, the title sentence would be 14 years. Considering his age at the time, a ten year title sentence is more appropriate.

The judge took into account mitigating factors, including his lack of a criminal record, expressions of remorse and guilty plea, before he sentenced him to seven and a half years for the rape charges.

He imposed consecutive sentences totaling five years for the sex offenses, but ordered that those sentences be applied concurrently to seven-and-a-half years.

Mr. Justice McDermott suspended the final 18 months of his sentence under strict conditions, including Paul Mohan’s involvement with the Probation Service for three years after his release and carrying out any programs that translated service deemed appropriate. He may not communicate with the complainant, nor her husband or children in any way, and is not allowed to have unsupervised access to the children.

The judge said a post-release supervision order was not necessary because Paul Mohan would be under Probation Agency supervision for three years after his release.

The police investigator told Philipp Rahn SC, during his trial last month, that the abuse began in 1990. He began by touching the victim’s ass. In the end, he caused her to inappropriately rub him over the outside of his clothes.

She was about six years old now and her brother was six years older than her.

She said she was sexually assaulted several times a week and kept a diary to mark the dates of the incident.

She estimates that she has been abused hundreds of times.

The court heard the rape happened when she was about 11 to 15 years old and the man accused was between the ages of 16 and 22. A last sexual assault occurred in 2004 when they were adults. .

Annette Mohan issued a statement complaining to gardaí in 2019.

When the gardaí contacted Paul Mohan, he said that he had always known he would be contacted by the gardaí.

He has admitted to some involvement in the sexual assaults but does not think there was any sexual contact.

However, he said if his sister told him it happened, he would believe her and tell him he was sorry.

The gardener agrees with Bernard Condon SC, defended, that Paul Mohan cooperated with the investigation, expressed grief and expressed remorse.

Brother Condon read a letter from Mohan apologizing for the harm he had caused and hoped his sister could move on.

He admitted he took advantage of his sister when he was supposed to take care of her. He also apologized to his family.

He said the court had to take into account that this started when Mohan was 12 and it can be difficult for him to understand right from wrong. However, Mr Condon added that he is now an adult in court.

He said it was unusual for him to have taken such a wrong turn so early in life but the court had the difficult task of gauging his maturity as he grew from a child. small child to an adult.

Counsel said that as a result of the disclosure, Mohan’s work came to an end and he became socially isolated.

He said Mohan describes himself as an alcoholic but has been and continues to try.

He said he was a good person before.

Mr. Condon said Mohan was prepared to be supervised and participate in the Safer Life program.

He was prepared to deal with his moderate risk of recidivism.

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