“I was doing a life sentence myself” - Corcoran victim speaks out

“I was doing a life sentence myself” - Corcoran victim speaks out
The brave victim who was the first to come forward and report paedophile, Peter Corcoran, to gardaí has revealed how he travelled across the globe in a bid to escape his cruel abuser, but had to return home because of his battle with alcohol.

The brave victim who was the first to come forward and report paedophile, Peter Corcoran, to gardaí has revealed how he travelled across the globe in a bid to escape his cruel abuser, but had to return home because of his battle with alcohol.

Peter Corcoran (43) of Dunmore, Falcarragh abused seven victims, both boys and girls, aged as young as seven, over the course of 16 years. Corcoran pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to 15 counts of indecent assault, sexual assault and rape between 1984 and 2000 in Donegal and Dublin. These charges include two of anal and oral rape. He was jailed for 12 years this week.

During the course of the Central Criminal Court proceedings, it was heard that a seven year old boy was molested by Corcoran while he was out on prison release. Corcoran was serving a prison sentence after having being found guilty of dangerous driving causing death in a head-on collision on Christmas Eve 1990 at Crolly, resulting in the death of Patricia McGlinchey, 35, and her daughter Anne Louise aged 5 of Loch na nDeorann.

Read more in today’s Donegal Democrat.