RAPIST ADMITS BREACHING BAIL AFTER HE FLED TO DONEGAL

first_imgA convicted rapist from Northern Ireland who went on the run in Donegal has admitted breaching the terms of the police sex offenders register.Rapist Joseph McCabe went on the run in Donegal.Joseph McCabe, 29, pleaded guilty at Belfast Crown Court to failing to notify police of his intention to travel outside the UK. McCabe was released from jail last April and went on the run turning up in Burtonport with another convicted man.The pair later handed themselves in after Donegal Daily exposed their whereabouts.McCabe, originally from west Belfast but now with an address at a city centre hostel, went on the run after serving half of a 14-year jail term for the rape and burglary of a pensioner, sparking an island-wide manhunt.On 1 February 2005, McCabe and another man broke into the home of a then aged 64-year-old woman and subjected her to what a judge described as a “terrifying prolonged ordeal” and a violent sexual offence carried out with “significant gratuitous violence”.Last May, Judge Kevin Finnegan QC, who originally jailed McCabe for the pensioner’s rape, suspended his licence for a year, sending him back into custody for 12 months.The judge adjourned passing sentence in the breach matters until pre-sentence probation reports have been compiled next month.RAPIST ADMITS BREACHING BAIL AFTER HE FLED TO DONEGAL was last modified: September 5th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegaljoseph mccaberapistlast_img read more