Brave abuse victim tells how her depraved dad raped her repeatedly during 13-year abuse hell

A BRAVE mum who suffered 13 years of sex abuse at the hands of her own father has has told how he took her “innocence, childhood and voice”.

Sophia Murphy was aged between 3 and 16 when her sex beast dad John Murphy repeatedly raped and abused her.

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Sohpia Murphy was abused for 13 years by her father when she was a child[/caption]

Now 33 young mum Sophia has waived her right anonymity so that her father can be named.

Reading out a powerful victim impact statement as he was jailed for 18 years, she told a court yesterday: “Dad, you stripped me of every human right.

“My worth, my privacy, my energy, my time, my confidence, my innocence, my childhood, my education, my teenage years, a normal life, even my own voice – until today.

“There is not a day in my life I don’t remember you ­abusing me.

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Depraved dad John Murphy has been jailed for 18 years over the child sex abuse[/caption]

“You abused me sexually, emotionally and physically. You never left me alone. It was just never ending, day after day, night after night.”

Twisted Murphy, an ex-defence forces man, pleaded guilty to the rape, indecent assault and sexual assault of his daughter in Galway and Mayo, Ireland, between 1998 and 2001.

Speaking at the Central Criminal Court he also admitted to a further incident of sexual assaulting her in 2010.

Murphy is currently serving an eight-year sentence in Arbour Hill prison for previous sexual abuse charges, reports Irish Mirror.

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Sophia, now a young mum, suffered the majority of abuse aged between 3 and 16[/caption]

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She bravely waived her right to anonymity so that her father could be exposed[/caption]

In her victim impact statement which she read to the court, Sophia said she wished to go public to encourage others in her position to come forward.

She said: “Silence protects the abuser and imprisons the victim. Take back your life; break the silence. You are not a victim for sharing your story, you are a survivor.”

Justice Michael White noted the “length, intensity and depravity of the sexual abuse”.


After reviewing police evidence and Ms Murphy’s victim impact statement he said her ordeal had been “harrowing and exceptional”.

Murphy also admitted raping his daughter when interviewed by police.

Mr Justice White imposed consecutive sentences totalling 18 years, which were backdated to when Murphy went into custody in December 2017.


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