Former San Andreas priest arrested

Union Democrat

Oct. 30, 2019

By Alex MacLean

A 74-year-old Irish citizen arrested in Portugal last week on suspicion of a crime related to child pornography is reportedly former Catholic priest and convicted pedophile Oliver O’Grady, who served at St. Andrew’s Parish in San Andreas from 1984 to 1992.

Policia Judiciaria released a statement announcing the arrest took place on Oct. 21 in the Algarve area of southern Portugal to enforce a European Arrest Warrant, though it didn’t identify O’Grady by name.

“This individual — who had already served a sentence for similar crimes in the United States — returned to his homeland, where he again committed a new crime,” the statement said. “He then moved to Portugal, the Algarve area, where he was located and detained.”

O’Grady was deported back to his native Ireland in 2000 after serving seven years in Mule Creek State Prison in Ione for molesting two boys while assigned to a Turlock church.

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