“Newly released files about the United States’ refusal to grant citizenship to the former Irish Olympic swimming coach George Gibney will lead to political pressure to deport the alleged child rapist, an investigative journalist claims.
Irvin Muchnick, a journalist based in San Francisco, made the comments after settling a Freedom of Information case with the Department of Homeland Security. Mr Gibney avoided trial after he was charged in Ireland in 1993 with sexually assaulting and raping 27 young swimmers in his care. He fled to the United States. Mr Muchnick was seeking to obtain his immigration file.
During an in camera hearing as part of the case, Charles R Breyer, a senior federal judge, questioned Mr Gibney’s status in the country as he was without citizenship but no move was made to deport him. ‘We’re not a refuge for paedophiles,’ Judge Breyer said.”
The full article from Wednesday’s Times of London, by senior Ireland reporter Aaron Rogan, can be viewed at https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/ireland/released-files-bolster-effort-to-deport-irish-swimming-coach-w9tjtzcls (registration required for full-text access).
At Concussion Inc. on Wednesday, Maureen O’Sullivan — the Dublin Central teachta dála (member of Parliament) who has spearheaded the campaign to get the Irish police to reopen a criminal investigation of Gibney — writes a guest column about how this latest development plays in the quest for justice and closure.
Complete headline links to our series, which began January 27, 2015, under the headline “Why Is George Gibney — No. 1 At-Large Pedophile in Global Sports — Living in Florida? And Who Sponsored His Green Card?”: https://concussioninc.net/?p=10942