Homeless charity placed notorious rapist Simon McGinley in new apartment in Dublin
He was freed from Dublin’s Arbour Hill Prison a month ago
A leading homeless charity placed notorious rape beast Simon McGinley in his new apartment, it has emerged.
The Star can reveal that respected charity the McVerry Trust provided accommodation in a west Dublin complex for McGinley – where we tracked him down earlier this week. We have established that women and children live in the same complex as McGinley – who is considered to be one of the worst sex fiends Ireland has ever produced.
The McVerry Trust declined to answer questions we posed to it last night. We wanted to know if the Trust had received any complaints from other residents of the complex at McGinley’s presence there.
And we also asked if the Trust had done a risk assessment over McGinley in the new location, which we are not identifying. The revelation that the trust had housed McGinley in the area came a day after we published exclusive pictures of the 48-year-old at his new home following his release from prison.
The cowardly double rapist – under close Garda supervision — was freed from Dublin’s Arbour Hill Prison a month ago and ran away from us when we approached him for comment on Thursday. He ran straight for the front entrance of an apartment block as we asked him if he had any apology for his victims.
We saw the dangerous sex offender vaping and talking on the phone as he paced around the complex where he now lives. The pervert, who has family living in Dundalk, Co Louth, is hiding out in the capital over his own concerns for his safety following his high-profile release from prison last month.
The pictures of McGinley come after he managed to almost completely conceal his appearance last month — covering up with a mask, hat and hood as he emerged from the gates of Arbour Hill Prison, having served 13 years behind bars.
McGinley served those 13 years of an overall 21-year sentence for the brutal rape of an 85-year-old woman in her Co Monaghan home in 2008.
The infamous rapist was previously sentenced to 12 years in 1998 after pleading guilty to raping a 13-year-old girl in August 1997 — in a controversy known as the ‘C Case.’ The young girl at the centre of the infamous ‘C Case’ against him was involved in a legal battle over whether she was allowed to travel to the UK to have an abortion.
Speaking out in 2009, the victim told RTE Radio how the brutal attack left her pregnant and forced her into a succession of care homes and caught at the centre of an infamous legal battle over her right to have an abortion.
“He ruined my life and I am still coming to terms with that. My life is destroyed,” said the woman.
“I never got schooling or anything like that. I don’t know how many times I tried to kill myself but I have a little five-year-old son now so he keeps me going.”
Dangerous rapist McGinley has also previously been compared to infamous beast Larry Murphy and is considered a highly volatile sexual predator. And he was once deemed a person of interest in the case of missing JoJo Dullard.
During his trial in 2009, Mr Justice Birmingham said he could find no mitigating circumstances.
“Rape is always a serious offence but within the spectrum of rapes this, in my view, is at the top of the upper end. This case is just about as bad as it gets,” he said.