Man to be sentenced in March for sex abuse of son

A 52-year-old man is to be sentenced next month after being convicted of the systematic sexual abuse of his son over a period of three years.

The man, who can not be named to protect the identity of his victim, was found guilty yesterday by a jury of 11 charges of anal rape; 12 charges of oral rape; 24 charges of sexual assault of the boy on dates between April 11, 2001 and June 23, 2004.

The offences occurred while the child was aged between 12 and 15 years old.

Mr Justice Barry White this morning set a sentence date of March 1, 2010 and remanded the man further in custody.

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