Battered paedo’s house set ablaze

by Ian Begley
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The house where a convicted paedophile lived in Rathcoole was set on fire just days after local residents beat him up.
Gardai confirmed that on the night of May 16, a fire occurred at the Rathcoole property on the ground floor of the building.
They added that two Dublin Fire Brigade units attended the scene and said that gardai are conducting door-to-door inquiries.
Convicted paedophile Anthony Luckwill from Clondalkin was beaten up after parents found out where he lived following a warning from a local primary school.
The 43-year-old was attacked by angered parents on Friday, May 13 when they discovered that he lived just several metres away from Scoil Chronain in Rathcoole.
Luckwill, ranked as one of the most dangerous paedophiles in Ireland, reported the assault to gardai, who then escorted him from his house for his own safety. Locals have smashed a number of windows at the property.
In a video posted on Facebook of the convicted paedophile being driven away, one person shouted: “We’ll find you wherever you go.”
Last week, children at Scoil Chronain were given a signed letter from a teacher to take home advising them to be vigilant of the sex offender.
The letter read: “It has just been brought to my attention that a serious sex offender has moved into Rathcoole village.
“I do not know for certain that this is true and I do not want to cause alarm.
“However, I feel it is important to inform you, to ensure your children’s safety.
“Be vigilant at all times and make proper arrangements for your child’s supervision and safety. Should I hear anything else I will inform you.”
Luckwill had recently served two years and nine months of a four-and-a-half year sentence for sexually abusing two teenage boys.
He had posed as a casting agent on the social networking site Bebo to convince his victims’ mothers to leave them at his Navan apartment where he engaged in sexual activities with them.
During the trial in 2013 it was revealed that one of the victims attempted suicide on a number of occasions.
He has served time for a number of child sex offences in a number of different European countries.
He has sex convictions in Ireland, Wales and the Channel Islands.
When he was sentenced in 2013, his risk of reoffending was rated at moderate to high.

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