A MILLIONAIRE Irish horse trader has been caged in Sweden for raping two teenage girls.
John Ryan, 62, from Carlow but living in the Scandanavian country, got three and a half years.
He was also ordered to pay one of his victims €21,000 and the other €15,000. The beast raped the two girls in the back of his horse box on remote roads in Holland and Belgium in 2003 and 2004.
One of his victims told a Swedish court: “I couldn’t do anything because he was so strong — it was terrifying.”Prosecutor Tom Svensson said: “The two victims were very brave — and even Ryan cried when they gave their evidence to the court.”
He also praised gardai for helping to nail the pervert who had been travelling through Europe on a false passport.