A convicted child abuser is to be sentenced next month for the multiple attacks on a young boy 18 years ago.
Kevin Brazil (51) molested the 12-year-old in his flat after coaxing him up with the promise of letting him use high end electronic gadgets in the flat.
The victim later told gardai that Brazil psychologically tortured him by threatening to tell his friends what had happened in the flat if he didn’t come to the flat again and carry out further sexual acts.
The Central Criminal Court heard that Brazil was first questioned in 2002 about the offending and made admissions to gardai at Rathmines garda station. This case and another case were investigated at that time but for some “inexplicable reason” no file was ever sent to the DPP, Superintendent Barry Walsh said.
Supt Walsh told Anne Rowland SC, prosecuting, that when he began investigating allegations from a third victim he discovered the Rathmines cases.
He said files on these cases should have went to the DPP for prosecution but he was not in a position to say why this had not happened.
Last July Brazil received a fully suspended prison sentence of three years after he pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to six counts of sexually assaulting a child in the city on unknown dates between April 1, 2002 and June 30, 2002.
Today Brazil of Wainsfort Manor Grove, Terenure, Dublin pleaded guilty to sexual assault of the child on dates between May and August 2002 at a place in Dublin city.
Patrick Gageby SC, defending, said today that his client had been working in a large supermarket and he lost his job after his convictions were publicised last July.
He has previous convictions for sexual assault of a minor in France on March 7, 1995. In November 2004 he was jailed for two years for sexual assault.
At the sentence hearing today his victim, in a victim impact report, stated that the abuse has left him with a life altering condition of anxiety and depression.
He said before he met Brazil he was a happy child. He said the depression now impacts on his family life and means he cannot live in the same house as his partner and their children. He said he turned to drug use for comfort after the abuse and ended up in prison.
“It’s hard to see a time when anxiety or depression won’t be a feature of my life,” he stated.
Mr Gageby said his client was now a mature man who is full of remorse for the actions he committed 18 years ago. He told the court that it was through no fault of his that the cases were not prosecuted at the time.
Mr Justice Michael White said he would have to take this delay into consideration but he said there would be a custodial sentence. He remanded Brazil in custody for sentence on January 19, next.