Killer dentist Howell jailed for sex acts

Killer dentist Howell jailed for sex acts

Killer dentist Colin Howell has been given a five-and-a-half-year jail term for indecently assaulting five of his female patients.

The former lay preacher, who is already serving 21 years for murdering his wife and his ex-lover’s husband, plead guilty to 12 charges of taking advantage of the sedated women over a period of four years in his Co Antrim practice.

Sentencing at Antrim Crown Court, Judge Corine Philpott said he abused his position of trust.

“You are an intelligent man and you had the means to stop yourself from doing this,” she told the 52-year-old as he stood before her in the dock.

More in this Section

Prevention is key to tackling obesity says Niall MoynaPrevention is key to tackling obesity says Niall Moyna

Teen arrested following attempted robbery at Limerick pharmacyTeen arrested following attempted robbery at Limerick pharmacy

More questions to be asked of Cowen, says TánaisteMore questions to be asked of Cowen, says Tánaiste

Mary Lou McDonald suggests telling tourists 'don't come this season'Mary Lou McDonald suggests telling tourists 'don't come this season'


Lifestyle

The world is in chaos and fascism is on the march. But enough about 2020 – what about America in 1940?The Plot Against America: Sky Atlantic series shows a parallel history that has echoes of today's world

Ubisoft has given us a look of some of their upcoming releasesGame Tech: A glimpse of Far Cry 6 and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Exfoliating cleansers are the first step in upgrading your skincare routine.The Skin Nerd: How to get active when it comes to cleansing

The arrival of the new baby has led to a tricky family dynamic in the Cork-set show, writes Georgia HumphreysBaby's arrival leads to more adventures as the Young Offenders return

More From The Irish Examiner