“Disgraced coach Gibney investigated in America” – Sunday Times of London

Preview of Coming Attractions on George Gibney / USA Swimming Sexual Abuse Scandal
March 12, 2015
Irish Legislator Seeks Assistance on George Gibney From Senator Dianne Feinstein and Congresswoman Jackie Speier
March 16, 2015

by Irvin Muchnick


“American police investigated a complaint of sexual assault made by a young swimmer against George Gibney, the former Irish national coach, a year after his prosecution for sexually abusing and raping minors collapsed in Ireland.

The Arvada Police Department (APD) in Colorado has confirmed it received a report in October 1995 that Gibney either ‘pinched’ a swimmer or ‘snapped the swimmer’s swimsuit’ while he was employed as a coach by the North Jeffco Parks & Recreation District.”


The full text of the story today with the lead passage above, by the Sunday Times’ Justine McCarthy, repeats the information from Concussion Inc.’s February 24 story on an investigation by the Wheat Ridge police in 2000, and February 27 story on an investigation by the Arvada police in 1995. Complete links to our Gibney series are at the bottom of this post.

Today’s Sunday Times article goes on to review how in 1994 Gibney escaped prosecution in Ireland on 17 sexual abuse charges and relocated to the U.S. The piece also chronicles a second investigation by the Irish garda, or national police, in 2011, which emerged from new complaints by Gibney victims but culminated in a decision not to seek his extradition.

The Sunday Times McCarthy furher reports that Frances Fitzgerald, the justice minister, last week wrote to Nóirín O’Sullivan, the garda commissioner, asking her to review the Gibney case. This followed a call for a third Gibney investigation by Maureen O’Sullivan, a member of the Dail (Irish Parliament).

The garda press office issued an appeal to both old known victims of Gibney, and new ones, to contact police.

The article again notes that this reporter has filed a Freedom of Information Act request to the Department of Homeland for Gibney’s immigration file, in an effort to establish who sponsored his initial entry visa and permanent resident green card.

Tomorrow at Concussion Inc.: Irish legislator Maureen O’Sullivan has sought the assistance of Senator Dianne Feinstein and Congresswoman Jackie Speier.




Why Is George Gibney — No. 1 At-Large Pedophile in Global Sports — Living in Florida? And Who Sponsored His Green Card?

Published January 27th, 2015

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Offers Confused Initial Response to FOIA Request For Rapist Irish Coach George Gibney’s Visa and Green Card Files

Published February 18th, 2015

Senator Feinstein Leads Congressional Group Assisting Concussion Inc. in FOIA Request For Former Irish Coach George Gibney’s U.S. Immigration Records

Published February 19th, 2015

How Former USA Swimming President Dale Neuburger Responded To an American Court To Questions About Rapist Irish Coach George Gibney – Now Living in Florida With a Green Card

Published February 22nd, 2015

Rapist Irish National Coach George Gibney in Colorado in 2000 – Coached For USA Swimming Club, Claimed To Be on Board of At-Risk Youth Center, Traveled to Peru With a Priest

Published February 23rd, 2015

Colorado Police Confirm Basics of Concussion Inc.’s George Gibney Reporting; Questions Persist on USA Swimming’s Cover-Up Role

Published February 24th, 2015

Archdiocese of Denver ‘No Comments’ Irish Coach George Gibney – Plus Other New Notes on USA Swimming’s Cover-Up

Published February 24th, 2015

George Gibney’s USA Swimming Club in Denver Claims ‘No First-Hand Knowledge’ of His Dismissal and Notice to Others in 2000

Published February 25th, 2015

More Info on George Gibney at the USA Swimming Club in Denver, As Public Records Requests Escalate

Published February 25th, 2015

What’s Ahead in the George Gibney / USA Swimming Investigation

Published February 26th, 2015

BREAKING: Arvada (Colorado) Police Say George Gibney Left North Jeffco Swim Team As Early As 1995, Following Sexual Harassment Incident And Exposure of His Irish Past

Published February 27th, 2015

“Alleged abuser Gibney’s green card queried” — Sunday Times of London, Irish Edition

Published March 1st, 2015

George Gibney Swimming Abuse Cover-Up Featured Tonight on Irish TV

Published March 2nd, 2015

Here’s the 2000 Wheat Ridge (Colorado) Police Report on Rapist Irish National Team and USA Swimming Coach George Gibney

Published March 3rd, 2015

Member of Irish Parliament Calls on Government to Seek George Gibney’s Extradition From the U.S.

Published March 3rd, 2015

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