Paedophile surgeon, 86, jailed for four years for sexually assaulting seven boys over three decades
A paedophile surgeon has been caged for four years after he was convicted of sexually assaulting seven boys over three decades.
Michael Shine, 86, of Ballsbridge, Dublin, appeared at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court at 1pm today.
During the short sentencing, which lasted just five minutes, Judge Martin Nolan told the court: “It is well decided by precedence that age is no bar to a prison sentence.”
The judge said that during the course of a four week trial Shine showed “no expression of remorse whatsoever”.
He added: “The defendant was a doctor at the time and in a position of trust.
Shine arrived to court alone this morning, dressed in suit trousers and beige jumper and anorak.
He wore a peaked cap which he removed as he walked slowly through a packed courtroom to take a seat in the dock.
On February 9 a jury found the disgraced doctor guilty of 13 indecent assaults committed during medical examinations at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda, Co Louth and at two private clinics in Drogheda on dates between 1971 to 1992.
On day 17 of the trial, a jury of two women and eight men returned guilty verdicts, having deliberated for just over six hours.
Ex-surgeon jailed for sex assaults on children
A retired surgeon has been jailed for a year and eight months for sexually assaulting two teenage boys in the 1970s.
Michael Shine, 85, faced eight charges of indecently assaulting six patients at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital and at his private clinic, both in Drogheda, Co Louth, between 1964 and 1991.
Last month he was convicted of three charges of assault on two teenage boys at Dublin circuit criminal court. He had denied all the allegations.
Note: Shine also owns a holiday home in Tipperary
Perverted surgeon convicted of indecent assault on teenage patients