July 14, 2024

A younger Donegal girl who was raped by her father as a baby and sexually abused by him over 4 years has mentioned she desires to do away with the stigma of abuse after blaming herself for what he did.

Karen Harkin, from Buncrana, gave sufferer impression proof on the sentencing of her father, Michael Carter, who was discovered responsible final month of 1 depend of rape and 25 counts of sexual assault when his daughter was aged between 9 and 12 years outdated.

The courtroom heard Carter, aged 55, doesn’t settle for the jury’s verdict.

Ms Harkin’s dad and mom have been separated and the courtroom heard the abuse occurred when she was visiting her father’s rented home.

In her sufferer impression proof, the 22-year-old mentioned all the pieces was nice together with her father till she was 9.

She mentioned she didn’t know why issues had modified then. Earlier than that, she would spend time with him “farming, drawing, horse using, watching TV”. She mentioned he made her snicker and made her pleased.

However Sergeant Michael McHugh outlined to the courtroom that when Ms Harkin was 9, her father began making her watch pornography on tv, abused her usually and on one event raped her.

Michael Carter shall be sentenced tomorrow.

For full story see https://www.rte.ie/information/2023/0724/1396190-michael-carter/

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