Adams bro loses sex abuse appeal
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.