Former garda abused disabled young boys

first_imgNewsLocal NewsFormer garda abused disabled young boysBy admin – December 31, 2012 1009 Twitter WhatsApp Print Linkedin Previous articleAirport strike unlikelyNext articleLimerick home helps welcome cut reversal admincenter_img Facebook Advertisement Email A FORMER Garda and scout master abused young boys when he was in charge of a special scout troop for disabled children, Limerick Circuit Court has been told. John Joseph (Jack) Dunne, formerly based at Pearse Street Garda Station in Dublin pleaded guilty to 14 counts of indecent assault on young boys in Dublin on dates unknown between 1963 and 1969.The court heard that two of Dunne’s victims were polio sufferers whom he contacted through his work with a group of disabled scouts.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The now 82-year-old, who lives at Cannon Breen Park, Thomondgate, Limerick, indecently assaulted two of his victims at Pearse Street Garda Station, where he worked as Juvenile Liason Officer, while other indecent assaults took place at scout camps in Dublin and Waterford, and in his car after he dropped the boys home from scout meetings.In his evidence Sargent Martin Philips from the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Harcourt Square, Dublin, said Dunne resigned from the force in 1976 when he was the subject of allegation of indecency but no charges were brought.A native of Limerick city, Dunne was a Scout Master from 1953 to 1976 and involved with a special group for disabled children at a scout hall near Pearse Street which was then known as Westland Row.Judge Carroll Moran was told the sexual abuse first came to light after the publication of the Ryan Report in 2009 when one of Dunne’s victim’s contacted gardai.In his victim impact statement, the now 58-year-old, who contracted polio when he was six months old, recalled how he met Dunne while on a train to Knock with the Polio Fellowship of Ireland.He said the former Garda was the scout leader with a group of disabled scouts from Dublin and he invited the ten-year-old to join the troop when they got back to Dublin.The victim, who is confined to a wheelchair for the past four years, said he was first abused during an overnight stay in the scout den, when Dunne put his hand down his pyjamas and started touching his private parts.The victim also recalled incidents of abuse where he was kissed and fondled by the former Garda during a trip to the cinema and on another occasion in the Phoenix Park when Dunne gave him a lift home from the scouts.“Jack Dunne was in a position of trust; he was a Scout Leader; a Garda and a person of power. He abused that power and hid behind his so-called good works. I now see him as a bad person who used that trust and his position to gain access to young boys,” the victim said.Another victim, who is now aged 56, told the court that he met Dunne when he was hospitalised for polio which he contracted when he was two years old.In his victim impact statement, he called the former Garda a paedophile and claimed Dunne had visited a particular ward at a children’s hospital in Dublin “especially to recruit new victims”.He said he was abused by Dunne in his car just a short distance from his home in Dublin, and also in Pearse Street Garda Station as well as at the annual scout camp.“He had free access everywhere he went; nobody questioned his word. He was seen as the good garda looking after the poor little handicapped kids,” he said.The court heard Dunne met his two other victims, two brothers from Dublin, at a swimming gala organised by the scouts.Dunne brought one of the boys to play snooker in a room on the top of Pearse Street Garda Station and cooked him a fry and then put his hand down his pants and fondled his penis.Defence Counsel Mark Nicholas (BL) said his client’s behaviour was “disgraceful and unforgiveable” but said Dunne, who joined a religious order after he left the Gardai, had sought help for his problems in America twenty years ago.The court heard he joined the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament in 1977 and, following advice from his superiors, went to seek help for his problems at Trinity House in Chicago in 1992.Mr Nicholas said the abuse involving the four victims had come to light as a “downstream effect of the Ryan Report “ when people got the strength to come forward. He said that his client had made early admissions of guilt.Judge Moran was told Dunne had one previous conviction for indecent assault on a 12-year-old boy in 1986 for which he received the Probation Act.The Judge said it was a difficult case with a lot to consider and adjourned sentencing until January 18.last_img read more

Covid-19: Lifford Stranorlar incidence rate rises again

first_img Facebook Previous articleDangerous Milford junction prioritised for emergency fundingNext articleDonegal GP warns over differing retail restrictions in North News Highland WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Covid-19: Lifford Stranorlar incidence rate rises again By News Highland – October 16, 2020 DL Debate – 24/05/21 center_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ WhatsApp Ballyjamesduff in county Cavan has the highest 14-day incidence rate than any other local area in the country at over 651.Lifford Stranorlar has risen in the past week to a rate of 610.There are concerns about the situation in cities with Cork South-Central and Galway City Central both having rates of more than 550.While, Gorey in county Wexford has seen a rise of over 400 percent in the past week to have a rate of 533. Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Facebook Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Lakers trade for Isaac Bonga from Philadelphia is official

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers Jubilation, anguish as race for NBA’s Western 8th seed gets as close as ever VIDEO: Watch Kyle Kuzma’s game winner and what he said about it Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error VIDEO: LeBron James and Doc Rivers respond to Donald Trump calling NBA kneeling protests “disgraceful” center_img Lakers on verge of sealing home court advantage, what does it mean in the NBA bubble? The Lakers reported that they have officially acquired forward Isaac Bonga from the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for a 2019 second-round draft pick and cash considerations.The news was originally reported on draft night, but made official on Friday. Originally selected by the 76ers with this year’s No. 39 draft pick, Bonga averaged 6.0 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists for the Fraport Skyliners in Germany last season. Bonga has also competed internationally with the German national team in qualifying rounds of the 2019 FIBA World Cup.Related Articles Morning Wrap: Full coverage from Lakers-Clippers thriller; Angels, Dodgers going in different directions; Whicker pays tribute to legendary Mike Gillespie last_img read more

Athlete Dejan Mileusnić is breaking all records

first_imgDejan Mileusnić, 22 year old athlete from Zenica who started this year by setting new state records in javelin throwing, reports klix.baAt the last competition which was held in Sremska Mitrovica he broke his own personal record throwing the javelin at 79,62 metres, but a lot of effort was put into that result.He said in an interview to klix.ba that he comes from a family that is very sport-oriented and that in his beginnings he trained many disciplines. He noted that he has the support of his family.From March last year till this day, Mileusnić broke six state records and won numerous medals, among them the gold medal at the Balkan competition and the bronze medal at the European Winter Javelin Throwing Cup which was held in Spain.After six records, Mileusnić hopes for the new record in Zenica, where the Winter Javelin Throwing Championship will be held on 13 April which could give the right amount of points to qualify to World Championship in Moscow which will be held in August.The norm for World Championship is 81 m and the best score of Mileusnić is 79,62 m which is pretty close. After Zenica, he’ll compete at the Mediterranean Gams in Turkey, then at the European Championship in Finland and at many other athletic meetings in Europe.last_img read more

Rollover southwest of Wellington results in injury accident

first_imgHummer rollover southeast of Wellington near Wellington Lake.Sumner Newscow report — A rollover of a 2006 H3 Hummer northeast of Wellington Lake at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, resulted in minor injuries.Tyler Manford Baum, of Wellington, was driving westbound in the Hummer about a quarter mile east of the intersection of 30th Ave. and Clearwater Road when he lost control of the vehicle due to loose gravel. The Hummer would eventually roll over in a north ditch. The Hummer was destroyed according to the press release.Baum and his friend, Chris Wonser were headed to Wellington Lake at the time of the accident. Wonser suffered a shoulder injury. Baum was relatively uninjured and went to work today. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (6) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down I would drive it · 372 weeks ago It don’t look destroyed to me. Report Reply 2 replies · active 372 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Cindy · 372 weeks ago You did not see the other side, top or back end. Report Reply +2 Vote up Vote down Ted Logan · 372 weeks ago You haven’t dealt with insurance companies lately, have you? Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down Saw it · 372 weeks ago we drove by it about 10 minutes after it happened. He passed our farm and wasn’t even speeding (at that time anyway) and when we left we saw the ambulance leaving and the sheriffs had to get out of the way to let us through. It was destroyed. no questions. The came across the crappy bridge an our maintainer man can’t seem to keep loose gravel from either side of it. We’ve fishtailed in my wifes car going under 30. Its not the safest. Report Reply 0 replies · active 372 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down Cristy · 372 weeks ago This was my son and my best friends son. I have a better picture that shows a lot of the actual damage. This picture looks like someone pushed it on it’s side but it was much worse. I am just thankful that there weren’t any serious injuries or fatalities. I hope that by posting this story, others will be that much more cautious. After all, vehicles are replaceable, people are not. Report Reply 0 replies · active 372 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Curious · 371 weeks ago I wonder if this is the same Hummer I saw at the Watershed when it snowed this year. If it is, he almost hit a truck and was speeding up and down the hills where the kids were sledding. Report Reply 0 replies · active 371 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more