Kids passed from one abuser to another’ – shocking allegations of child sex abuse at Irish Army base exposed
Exclusive: Anthony O’Brien, 64, who retired from the Defence Forecs in 2003, says children living on the Curragh Camp in Co Kildare were subjected to “horrific” abuse
A whistleblower has called for a Government inquiry to investigate allegations of systemic child sex abuse at the country’s biggest Army base.
Anthony O’Brien, 64, who retired from the Defence Forecs in 2003, says children living on the Curragh Camp in Co Kildare were subjected to “horrific” abuse.
He has contacted the Department of Defence and the Taoiseach’s office having uncovered a litany of attacks by paedophiles on the military base dating back to the 1970s.
Dubliner Anthony, who was stationed at the Curragh for 22 years, has taken statements from more than 40 alleged victims which he sent to the Department of Defence.
These have now been passed to senior garda officers in Harcourt Street and are the subject of an investigation.
The disturbing catalogue of allegations of abuse – seen by this newspaper – includes horrific accounts of rape, buggery and sexual abuse of children, male and female, as young as seven.