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Gardai probe sick fiend's 'sex with drugged girl' tape

Crime DeskBy Patrick O'Connell
Craig Reilly
Craig Reilly

THE SUNDAY World has exposed a sick sex fiend who posted a vile ‘rape-porn’ video now featuring on a pornography website

Craig ‘Skrag’ Reilly from Drogheda, Co. Louth, can be seen on the shocking five-minute video performing sex acts on a seemingly unconscious young woman, who is described on the video’s title as ‘drugged.’

The video, recorded on a stationary camera, begins with a naked Reilly entering a bedroom in which the woman is seen to be sleeping.

He then removes the duvet before perpetrating a series of sex acts – too graphic to print – on her.

Throughout the ordeal, the woman appears utterly unresponsive, despite the extent and physicality of convicted criminal Reilly’s acts.

On a number of occasions Reilly can be seen striking the woman in the face.

Reilly (30), has a notorious reputation among women in Drogheda and has been monitored for years by Gardaí because of his sick past.

Confronted by the Sunday World this week, Reilly claimed: “Am I breaking any laws? No, so f**k off and get a real story, ye pr**k.”

Asked why the girl in the video had been described on the pornography site as ‘drugged’, Reilly did not respond.

The shocking video is set to lead calls for Ireland to follow other EU countries – like Germany and the UK – to ban so-called ‘rape pornography’.

Pitbull enthusiast Reilly, who describes himself as a dance music producer, is well-known to Gardaí in Drogheda.

He was previously investigated in connection with a series of allegations of sexual assaults and harassment.

A source said that women in the Co. Louth town are terrified of him and that Gardaí have kept a close watch on his movements for years.

The sex fiend was described as having a sinister past, which has lead him to be shunned by many of his neighbours.

The Sunday World has now passed on details of the horrific video to Gardaí in Drogheda,  who are investigating.

Sources confirmed officers were contacted about the contents of the video last week.

“The video is the subject of a full Garda investigation,” the source told the Sunday World.

“The Gardaí are taking this very seriously.”

The possession of ‘rape pornography’ videos is already illegal in England, Scotland and Wales, but no such legislation is in effect in Ireland.

Cliona Saidléar of Rape Crisis Network Ireland told the Sunday World the issue of rape pornography should “be dealt with under law”.

Craig's twisted porn

“The Gardaí need to be empowered to deal with this,” she said. “Should an individual commit a criminal act and film it, then this can be dealt with under the law governing the offence in question.

“If someone is claiming to be depicting a rape for the purposes of sexual gratification, then that is hugely problematic.”

Reilly has appeared in court on dozens of occasions for offences ranging from violent assault, threatening, insulting and abusive behaviour and intoxication in a public place.

In May 2014 he was sentenced to 18 months in prison for a shocking assault during which he broke a young actor’s nose in a random attack.

In total, Reilly has 47 previous convictions, including assault, drugs, firearms and criminal damage

The Sunday World understands a number of residents in the estate where Reilly lives approached the local council a number of years ago in a bid to have him rehoused.

One revealed: “There was talk of previous incidents so a number of us went to the council and asked if they were found to be true could they move him on. They said they had no authority to take any action.

“The emergence of this tape leads us to believe we were not being led astray with what we were told at the time.”


BAN RAPE PORN

Rape porn laws

The possession of rape pornography is illegal in England, Scotland and Wales.

In Scotland, possession of “extreme” pornography has been outlawed since 2010.

This includes depictions of rape, and “other non-consensual penetrative sexual activity, whether violent or otherwise”, including those involving consenting adults and images that were faked. The maximum penalty is an unlimited fine and three years imprisonment.

In England and Wales pornography which depicts rape (including simulations involving consenting adults) was made illegal in 2015.

The introduction of a new law was first announced in 2013 by the U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron

He stated that pornography that depicts simulated rape “normalises sexual violence against women”.

In February 2015, Section 16 of the Criminal Justice Act 2015 amended existing legislation to criminalise the possession of pornographic imagery depicting acts of rape. The law only applies to consensual, simulated, fantasy material.

No such legislation exists in Ireland.

Cliona Saidléar of Rape Crisis Network Ireland told the Sunday World that rape pornography should be made illegal in Ireland.

“It feeds into a culture that sees women identified as sexual objects with the infliction of pain, humiliation and degradation being depicted for sexual gratification.”

 

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