Woman denies she knew of daughter's abuse by father
The mother of a woman who is suing her father for sexually abusing her from the age of two to 12, has told the High Court she was shocked and appalled when she first learned her daughter had been abused. She also denied she had encouraged her daughter not to tell anyone about the abuse.
The man was convicted and sentenced in 2006 to six years of imprisonment, with two suspended, after pleading guilty to five sample charges related to the most serious incidents of abuse of his daughter in the 1980s.
Evidence in the action concluded yesterday.
Mr Justice Éamon de Valera has adjourned the case to later this month when written legal submissions are to be furnished by both parties.