Adams bro loses sex abuse ap­peal

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THE brother of Sinn Fein pres­i­dent Gerry Adams has lost an ap­peal against his con­vic­tions and sen­tence for rap­ing and abus­ing his daugh­ter.

Liam Adams, 59, was jailed for 16 years in 2013 af­ter be­ing found guilty of a string of at­tacks against his el­der daugh­ter, Aine Dahlstrom.

De­liv­er­ing a re­served judg­ment, Lord Jus­tice Pa­trick Cogh­lin said: “The court has not been per­suaded that the ver­dict of the jury was un­safe and the ap­peal must be dis­missed.”

Adams was con­victed of 10 of­fences against Mrs Dahlstrom – three counts of rape, four of in­de­cent as­sault and three of gross in­de­cency – com­mit­ted over a six-year pe­riod be­tween 1977 and 1983.

He watched the court pro­ceed­ings via video link from Maghaberry Pri­son.

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