INDEPENDENT TD MAUREEN O’Sullivan has written to almost 100 US politicians seeking information on the immigration status of a former Irish Olympic swimming coach who was previously charged with 27 sexual offences.
George Gibney has been in the United States since 1995 after charges in Ireland of indecent assault and unlawful carnal knowledge were dropped in 1994.
O’Sullivan has previously raised the issue in the Dáil and says that she has been assured by the Department of Justice that a garda team is examining the case.
She says that it is unlikely that any request for extradition would be made by the Irish State unless new evidence is uncovered.
“There is a unit in An Garda Síochána who are going back through the files,” O’Sullivan said this afternoon. “My hope is that they might discover something that that wasn’t used previously, or that someone might come forward who wasn’t in a position to come forward before.”
The Dublin Central TD says that it is vital for the alleged victims that there is justice in the case.
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