Sentencing of Limerick taxi rapist adjourned

The sentencing of a Limerick taxi driver for the rape of a passenger has been adjourned for three weeks.

John Ryan (aged 43) of Clonard, Westbury was found guilty by a jury at the Central Criminal Court last November.

He had pleaded not guilty to rape and sexual assault of the woman on October 17, 2007 after picking the woman up in his cab a short distance from a Limerick nightclub.

Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy adjourned sentencing after Ryan raised issues about the medical care of his amputated leg while he has been in custody since his conviction.

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