Man To Appeal Sentence For False Imprisonment Of Girl In Laois

Written 3 years ago by Newsroom

A man jailed for the false imprisonment of an 11-year-old in Laois is set to appeal against the severity of his 17 year sentence next month.

37 year old Michael Martin, from Dublin but who was living at Shandon Court, Yellow Road, Waterford City when the incident occurred, had pleaded guilty to false imprisonment of the girl along the roadside near Oldtown, Cullohill on March 4th, 2015.

Judge Keenan Johnson sentenced Martin at Portlaoise Circuit Criminal Court to 17 years imprisonment with the final four suspended in November 2015.

Mr Justice George Birmingham today set his appeal hearing for January 20th.