The DPP has lodged appeal papers in the office of the Court of Criminal Appeal regarding the case of Patrick O'Brien, it was announced this afternoon.
The application is one of "undue leniency" of the sentence.
Patrick O'Brien from Old Court Avenue, Bray, Co Wicklow pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to 16 charges of the rape and indecent assault of Fiona Doyle at Mackintosh Park, Pottery Road, Dun Laoghaire from 1973 to 1982.
He received a 12-year sentence, with nine years suspended.
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