A man who admitted “grooming” his daughter, who he subjected to a series of terrifying rapes, has been jailed for 12 years.
The 42-year-old man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting and raping the girl on dates between 1998 and 2007.
The accused is currently serving a 12-year prison sentence for repeatedly raping two teenage girls in the Midlands while they were babysitting one night.
When that punishment ends, he will serve another 12-year term for raping and sexually assaulting his daughter from when she was eight years old.
The sentence was imposed today by Mr Justice Paul Carney who found the 42-year-old has a propensity to rape children and young girls despite the finding of a psychiatric report that he is at low risk of reoffending.
The court heard the man was himself sexually abused as a child.
In garda interviews, he admitted grooming his daughter. She aborted his child in the UK as her father had told her the baby “would come out like an alien...all deformed and disfigured”.
In her victim impact statement to the court, she said: "I hope he rots in prison."