Feb 1, 2021

RTE: Man jailed for ten-and-a-half years for coercive control of former partner

"A 53-year-old man has been sentenced to 12-and-a-half years in prison, with two suspended, for coercive control, intimidation and multiple assaults on his former partner over a two-year period. 

He is the first person to be convicted of coercive control following a trial. 

Daniel Kane, from Scariff House, Waterville Terrace in Blanchardstown, Dublin, admitted to also trying while he was in prison to get the victim to withdraw her statements and prevent his trial going ahead. 

He "viciously and callously" attacked his victim between 2018 and 2020. 

Kane burned, punched, head-butted, stamped on and attempted to strangle the 43-year-old woman who became meek, submissive and fearful. 

He always persuaded the woman that it would not happen again and such was the control over her, she said, she went back to him. 

He also took all her money, humiliated her in public and isolated her from her friends and family. 

Kane changed from threats and violence to declarations of love, marriage and threats of self-harm."


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