Paedophile avoids jail for indecent assaults

A Clare paedophile, who had a previous conviction for sexually abusing two young sisters, has escaped a jail sentence after pleading guilty to sexually interfering with another young girl.

Judge Tom O’Donnell said the girl told her parents, but after they confronted Patrick Boddy, the matter was, “in an Irish way, swept under the carpet”. Boddy was later arrested and admitted four offences of indecently assaulting her, after she made another complaint against him when she was an adult.

Boddy, aged 67, of Ard na Culla, Ennistymon, was jailed in 2013 for four years with the final two years suspended, for sexually abusing two sisters, one of whom was just four at the time.

Boddy was yesterday convicted of four charges of indecent assault on various dates between May 1986 and May 1990.

He received a two-year suspended sentence.


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