BILL CARNEY, PAEDOPHILE, CATHOLIC PRIEST
"Former priest Bill Carney was named as one of the worst cases in Dublin's Catholic diocese in the Murphy report into clerical abuse there..
However, for the last 10 years he has been free to ...live quietly in Britain.
Newsnight's Olenka Frenkiel has investigated his case and tracked him down in the Canary Islands.
Carney used to invite children to his house in Ayrfield to watch videos
"It was inept, self-serving and for the best part of 10 years displayed no obvious concern for the welfare of children," the report said.
In 1992, the Church convicted Carney internally, under Canon law, of child sexual abuse.
But this compulsive paedophile refused to leave the parish house. So the Church paid him £30,000 to go away.
He moved to Cheltenham and then to Scotland, where he has lived for the last 10 years running a family-friendly guest house in St Andrews.
Back in Dublin, it took Bridie's son Paul Dwyer 21 years to come forward, but in 2004 he told the police about his rape.
The police said they had received two other complaints like his and sent the file to the Irish director of public prosecutions (DPP), but the DPP said there was not enough evidence to prosecute.
"So the case stopped," his mother told me, "and, a couple of weeks later Paul committed suicide. He couldn't handle it any more.
"He wanted Carney in court so he could ask him why, why had Carney raped him? That never happened and the way things are going, the way the police and the clergy are handling it now I can't see it ever happening," she added.
No warnings given
That same year, in Scotland, Carney got married.
Newsnight has established that the Irish authorities knew his address but no-one, either from the Church or the Irish state, thought to warn his new wife about his past, or protect any children who might be at risk.
His refusal to acknowledge his paedophilia means the prognosis for a cure is bleak
Psychiatric assessment of Carney in Murphy report
The Murphy report
Nothing was done to prevent him leaving, as usual, for his winter holiday in the Canary Islands, a popular destination for families with children, and no-one warned the local police.
The Murphy report quotes a psychiatric assessment which says he suffers from a "psychopathic personality disorder".
"His refusal to acknowledge his paedophilia," it said, "means the prognosis for a cure is bleak".
Confronted over abuse
I tracked Carney down in the Canary Islands, first at a restaurant on the sea front and then to the flat where he was staying, to ask about the abuse.
He refused to comment on the Murphy report, saying he had not read it.
He claimed that when he pleaded guilty to child sex abuse in 1983 it was not because he was guilty, but because: "I was told if I plead guilty the press would be kept away."
When I asked "Why did you rape Paul Dwyer?" his response was: "Rape. I'd like to explain that. Put it into context."
Bishop James Kavanagh protected Carney from the law
"What kind of context," I asked, "could excuse the rape of a child? But he did not answer".
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