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Terminally ill victim of thug garda who coercively controlled her speaks out to help out other in similar situations

A terminally ill woman whose life was made hell by an aggressive garda is to go public and talk about her experiences of coercion in a new television documentary.

She will warn women everywhere about the dangers of online dating and to run away if their new man shows any signs of being an abusive control freak, reports The Mirror.

The woman, in her 40s, suffered years of violence at the hands of disgraced garda Paul Moody (42), from Celbridge, Co Kildare.

Last July, he was jailed for three years and three months after pleading guilty to coercion – an offence which only became law in Ireland in 2019.

He was one of the first in the country to be convicted of the crime.

For the past year, the woman has been writing a book about their painful and inevitable romance.

But she spent weeks abroad with a film crew telling her story, which is likely to be shown on RTE next year.

A source said: ” This woman is determined that no woman in Ireland should ever go through what she suffered. She is terminally ill but is fighting the disease with great courage and bravery. She is making it her mission to warn women about the dangers of controlling men and how to escape a coercive individual before it destroys your life,” reports The Mirror.

“Paul Moody did everything in his power to control, humiliate and abuse her throughout their whole relationship and in the end she finally got the courage to report him to the authorities. She believes there are thousands of women out there who are in the terrible position she was in, and she wants to encourage them to take the first decisive steps to escape their ordeals,” reports The Mirror.

“Her story is horrifying but compelling. It is a story that will make any normal human being angry and upset. But of course, the individual in this case Paul Moody did everything in his power as a member of the police force to cover his tracks. She never wants to see or hear from him again,” the source added, reports The Mirror.

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