You might remember this post about a year ago, involving a Roscommon woman who was convicted of sexually abusing and starving her children.
The children’s suffering was prolonged by the interference of a far-right Catholic group led by a crazy old bat called Mena Cribben, aka Mína Bean Uí Chribín, with close links to Youth Defence. The Health Board first became concerned in 1996 and eventually negotiated an arrangement for the children to be taken into care, but Cribben and cronies approached the sex abusing parents, in the interests of keeping the family together, and financed a successful High Court challenge. No credit is due to the HSE here: they didn’t bother to attend the hearing or contest it afterwards.
However, as a result, thanks to Mena Cribben and her Youth Defence followers in 2000, the children underwent a further four years of torture, rape and starvation.
Of course, as we all now know, rape of children means nothing to extreme Catholics as long as The Family remains intact.
The mother was sentenced in January 2009 to seven years imprisonment, even though the judge would have preferred a life sentence. Under Irish law, only men can receive a life sentence for this offence.
The father in the case has now received a 14-year sentence on 47 charges of raping and assaulting his son up to 2004 — four years after Cribbben interfered in the case.
So take a bow all you nutcases in Youth Defence, and take a bow, Mena Cribben. Thanks to your zeal, a child has been orally and anally raped, starved and beaten for an extra four years.
Are you proud of yourself, Mena, you demented old bat?
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