Former Priest Jailed after Thousands of Child Images Found

The Newstalk
January 30, 2012

A defrocked paedophile priest has been jailed for 3 years after Gardai found evidence of 65,000 graphic images of children on his laptop.

Oliver O’Grady used to live at Charlemont House in Dublin 2.

He admitted 3 counts of possession of child pornography after leaving his computer on a flight from Amsterdam.

He was sentenced at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Mr. O’Grady was a priest in the US for 30 years before being convicted of abusing 2 children in California.

After serving a 7 year sentence he was defrocked from the church and deported from America.

The 66-year-old returned to live in Ireland and was flying from Amsterdam to Dublin in 2010 when he left a laptop on his flight containing graphic images of children.

Gardai traced him to a hostel in Dublin where they found thousands more photos, videos and audio of child porn stored on hard drives and USB keys.

The judge at Dublin District Court jailed O’Grady for 3 years saying the former priest – described as socially isolated – seemed to have a serious problem and his time in American prison had not rehabilitated him.








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