“Judge warns U.S. over Irish immigrant’s sex-abuse case” — San Francisco Chronicle

Published November 3rd, 2016, Uncategorized

A Bay Area federal judge says he’s prepared to order U.S. immigration authorities to explain why they allowed an Irish Olympic swimming coach, who had been charged with sexually abusing young female swimmers, to enter the United States in the 1990s and remain in the country ever since.

The charges against George Gibney, which dated from the 1960s and 1970s, were dismissed by Ireland’s Supreme Court in 1994 because the legal deadline for prosecution had expired. But U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer of San Francisco said officials should disclose what they knew about Gibney’s past when they decided to issue him a visa.