Sent down again Vile rapist is back in jail for failing to tell gardai his address
George Arundel on his release from prison
Exclusive by Patrick O’Connell
February 07 2021 03:47 PM
Convicted rapist George Arundel is back behind bars just weeks after he vowed to turn his life around following his release from prison.
Arundel was sent back to prison last week after Cork District Court heard he’d failed to notify gardai of a change of address as required by his entry on the Sex Offenders Register.
He was jailed for a period of four months.
Just over a month ago the Sunday World confronted Arundel as he was released from the Midlands Prison on serving a sentence for burgling a shop, assaulting gardai and engaging in threatening behaviour.
On his release, the 33-year-old promised that he would stay out of trouble and claimed he was no longer a danger to the public.
Arundel, who has more than 35 previous convictions, told the Sunday World: “I’ve got accommodation this time. I’m just trying to get on with me life now.”
Then, noticing our photographer taking his picture, Arundel turned and walked away, stating: “I don’t like that fella taking pictures of me.”
Our story on evil Arundel’s release from prison
Arundel’s last stint in prison began in July last year after he was convicted of burgling a shop, assaulting gardai and engaging in threatening behaviour.
The threatening behaviour in question consisted of threats to rape the wives and daughters of two gardai after they arrested him.
At his sentencing, defence solicitor, Donal Daly, said of his client: “Unfortunately, he is literally treated as a pariah on the streets because of his previous convictions.”
George Arundel spoke to our reporter on his release.
Those convictions included rape, attempted rape, sexual assault and false imprisonment at Tinker’s Field, Tinker’s Cross, Cork City on May 23, 2011.
He was found guilty by a jury on all counts at a Cork sitting of the Central Criminal Court and was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment by Mr Justice Paul Carney on June 8, 2012.
Arundel’s victim told the court that at 9pm on the night in question, she went to an off-licence to buy cigarettes and alcohol.
Having moved outside she was approached from behind by a man who said “you’re keeping me company tonight”.
She said she was dragged to a nearby field, forced to sit on the ground, and made repeated attempts to escape but was overpowered.
The court heard Arundel then attempted to rape the woman but her legs were crossed.
He then forced her to perform oral sex on him before the woman overpowered Arundel and made her way to a nearby public house and raised the alarm.
While serving the sentence for rape, Arundel made threats to kill a female prison officer at the Midlands Prison on December 17, 2015.