Bishop Warns Parishioners about "Extremely Dangerous" Paedophile Ex Priest Living 150 Yards from Primary School
By Ciaran Murphy
January 5, 2018
A bishop has warned parishioners about “an extremely dangerous paedophile” ex-priest who lives about 150 yards from a primary school.
Convicted paedophile Oliver O’Grady, 72, originally from Limerick, now lives near six schools and a Montessori in the heart of Waterford city.
The sicko was convicted for raping and abusing at least 25 children in California from 1973 onwards.
Astonishingly, O’Grady lives close to an all-boys primary school.
He is also within a kilometre of two other primary schools, two secondary schools, a Montessori school and a primary and secondary school that share the same grounds.
Meanwhile, children regularly use a playground about 300 yards away from his front door.
However, matters came to a head a week before Christmas when it was pointed out to the locals that O’Grady, who currently has no affiliation with the Catholic Church or with the Waterford and Lismore Diocese, had a history of the sexual abuse of children.
|Bishop of Waterford Alphonsus Cullinan warned parishioners that the dangerous paedo is in the area|
In a letter dated December 21st, Bishop Cullinan said: “If this man is seen in your parish, please notify Bishop’s House as soon as possible. I have informed the gardai of his recent activities.”
The letter, which was sent to schools and parishes, warned the public about “an extremely dangerous paedophile who lives in Waterford, but is not from here”.
He warned “all safeguarding representatives and parish groups, especially those working in any way with children” to be extra vigilant.
One concerned local told the Waterford News & Star that she approached O’Grady after she watched a 2006 documentary about him called “Deliver us from Evil”.
She approached the former priest with her husband and he apologised for getting close to her family in a “matter of fact way”.
O’Grady can be regularly seen in public in Waterford, while his identity is becoming increasingly more known, with him receiving negative attention.
The former priest, who was ordained in Thurles in the late 1960s, emigrated to the U.S. in 1971.
He has claimed that he was a victim and a perpetrator of sexual abuse in his family of origin. He also said that he was himself abused by a priest when he was aged 10.