A 35 year old married father-of-four broke down in court yesterday as he told how his uncle allegedly abused him in Downings more than 20 years ago.
Patrick Cunningham has waived his anonymity against his uncle Samuel Cunningham.
Patrick Cunningham claims that he was sexually assaulted by his uncle Sam between December 1st, 1993 and January 1st, 1994.
The alleged victim sobbed in court as he recounted the night on which his uncle allegedly abused him.
He had traveled to the holiday home in Rosguill on the Atlantic Drive to carry out some repairs on the house with his uncle.
He said he was forced to take off his clothes after spilling water from a bucket on them.
He said his uncle told him to get under some blankets on a makeshift bed on a sofa and then abused him.
He claims he fondled him and was also forced to put his penis in Sam Cunningham’s mouth.
He said he tried to count flowers on the curtains of the house and think of his dead grandfather so as to not become aroused when being allegedly abused by Sam Cunningham.
Sam Cunningham, of Glenside Road, Dunmurray, Belfast has denied any of the events ever took place.
The case, before a jury of eight men and four women at Letterkenny Circuit Court, continues today.