Ex RTE producer and paedo Kieran Creaven locked up with some of Ireland’s most twisted child predators
Exclusive: The Irish Mirror can reveal the monster shares a cell with fellow pervert Donal McMahon while depraved child rapists Michael McCarville and Seamus Marley are housed on the same landin
Serial paedophile Kieran Creaven is locked up with some of Ireland’s most twisted child predators, the Irish Mirror can reveal.
The 59-year-old – who was jailed last week for sexually abusing and exploiting kids – is housed on the G2 landing of the Midlands Prison in Portlaoise.
The monster shares a cell with fellow pervert and retired teacher Donal McMahon, 70.
Behind bars for a sex attack on a teen boy in a sauna in Kerry, he was sentenced to two-and-a-half years last December.
McMahon, of Tawlaught, Fenit, Co Kerry, admitted four counts of sexual assault against the teenage boy in February 2018.
Also on the same landing as Creaven are depraved child rapists Michael McCarville and Seamus Marley – who was also allegedly an IRA member.
McCarville was a farm labourer who raped six children and molested a seventh youngster from the same family over an 18-year period.
The beast, who is in his mid-50s and whose address was given as Longfield, Lisboduff, Cootehill, Co Cavan, was caged for 20 years for offences between 1982 and 1999.
Marley raped two teenage boys at a “republican safe house” and is serving a seven-year sentence.
The 47-year-old from Belfast but with an address at Belfield Court, Stillorgan Road, Dublin, denied sexually assaulting and raping the boys in Co Louth on dates in the early 1990s.
But after a six-day trial in 2019, the jury convicted him unanimously.
Creaven was handed a 10-year stretch on Friday. As he has been in custody for a year and will get remission, he will likely be out in six-and-a-half years.
But he is getting on with his sentence and is not causing any trouble behind bars.
A source said: “It tends to be the way with sex offenders. None of them really ever cause trouble. And Creaven is a model prisoner.”
Creaven was interviewed by gardai at the Midlands as investigators sought to identify his victims but the paedophile refused to help.
His offences were carried out over a 10-year period in Ireland, the UK and the Philippines until he was arrested in Leeds, England in 2017.
But as part of the probe, gardai from the Online Child Exploitation Unit established Creaven was communicating with women online.
He sent money to these women who were providing young children for him to sexually exploit.
Gardai identified the names and addresses of these women and this information was shared with the Philippine National Police who carried out a number of searches.
The rescued five victims, two girls aged nine and 12, and three boys, aged five months, seven and eight years old. An 18-year-old was also taken into state care as were the children.
And fearing Creaven attacked even more youngsters, gardai have urged anyone with any information to come forward
Meanwhile, RTE chief Dee Forbes said the broadcaster is trying to come to terms with Creaven’s offending.
In an email to RTE staff, she added: “The deep sense of shock and upset across the organisation is palpable, particularly among those of you who knew and worked alongside him as well as those who counted him as a colleague and friend.
“These events have cast a dark shadow over the organisation throughout this time and the sense of shock is as profound now as it was then.”
Forbes went on to say that RTE has provided “every assistance” requested by gardai to carry out its probe.
But she said the national broadcaster was not privy to the details of the crimes revealed by its investigation in court.
Forbes added it would not have been appropriate to comment while the case was before the courts.
She also said it was “important to clarify” gardai “did not ‘raid’ RTE nor was equipment ‘seized’
She added: “Rather, as previously stated, RTE assisted gardai with its investigation from the outset in every way we could.
“All information and access requested was provided willingly and without delay.