Woman jailed for four years after making serious false allegations

A “pathological liar” who nearly “destroyed the lives” of a senior Garda, solicitors and social workers by making serious false allegations against them has been jailed for four years.

43 year old Sonya Egan of The Lawn, Lios Cara, Killeens Co Cork was not present at Cork Circuit Court for her sentencing hearing yesterday.

Judge Catherine Staines heard that Sonya Egan, who is on hunger strike in Limerick Prison where she is currently serving a two year sentence for harassment, had waived her right to appear in court.

Judge Staines said she refused to be “manipulated” by the actions of a woman capable of extreme manipulation.

The court heard that one man who had dedicated his life to child protection said the allegations made against him had “ruined his reputation and ended his career”

Cork Circuit Criminal Court heard that Egan often became “fixated” with people who crossed her path and then falsely accused them of heinous crimes such as rape and sexual assault.

Egan has retracted all the false allegations she made against six men and three women in Cork city over a five year period and pleaded guilty to eight counts of making false statements and six counts of making false reports against the injured parties between 2016 and 2020.

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