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Paedo used ladder to spy on school children in Dublin playground

Crime DeskBy Alan Sherry
Paedo used ladder to spy on school children in Dublin playground

THIS is the ladder paedophile Anthony Luckwill was using to look into a school playground before he had to flee this week after being attacked by an angry mob.

The serial child predator, who has clocked up half-a-dozen child sex offences in Ireland, Wales and the Channel Islands, moved into a house in Rathcoole, on the outskirts of Dublin, this week.

The house backs directly on to the playground of Holy Family National School. Schools in the area had sent letters to parents this week warning them of Luckwill’s presence in the area.

The 43-year-old spoke to the Sunday World when he was released from prison last month, after serving two years and nine months of a four-and-a-half year sentence for sexually assaulting two teenage boys.

Anthony Luckwill

He pretended he was a casting agent and convinced the boys’ parents to leave them at his apartment in Navan, where he later molested them. One of his victims later tried to take his own life as a result of the abuse.

A serial paedophile who pretended to be a casting agent so he could abuse boys insisted to The Sunday World: “I’m finished with the dirty stuff,” read the full story here.

Several irate parents told the Sunday World how parents were disgusted that Luckwill had moved in beside a school.

You can’t have scum like him in the village,” one mother said.

“The garden looks directly over the playground in the school. It must have been like a picnic for him.”

A mob knocked up to the home where Luckwill was staying on Friday afternoon and attacked him.

A local man who was there said: “He had a ladder on the oil tanker at the back garden looking on to the schoolyard. My two sons are in that school. We found out where he was and gave him a bit of local justice. He got the s*** kicked out of him.

 “He didn’t say anything. The guards took him away for his safety. He hid himself under a towel when he was taken away.

“How can you let someone like him be so close to a school? We’re glad he’s gone, but you’d wonder where he’ll head next.”

Locals told how the house he was staying in was previously home to paedophile priest Fr Noel Reynolds, who abused more than 100 children in eight different parishes in Dublin. It is currently owned by a childhood friend of Luckwill, who said he could live there. However, following Friday’s incident Luckwill has moved out.

Republican Sinn Fein (RSF), the political wing of the Continuity IRA, said one of their members was part of the group who attacked Luckwill. He was “caught in Rathcoole and given a few slaps by a member of Republican Sinn Fein”, said an RSF spokesman.

It is understood the majority of people who called to the house were not members of RSF.

Luckwill’s criminal history includes a conviction for possession of child pornography in Wales in July 2003 and a separate, but similar, charge in court in Swansea a year later.

He was then sentenced to two years for possession of child pornography at the Circuit Criminal Court in Dublin in 2005.

At Caernarfon Crown Court in Wales, in 2006, he was sentenced to 33 months for two breaches of a sexual prevention order.

In 2012, at Guernsey Magistrates’ Court he was sentenced to five months on a charge of enticing a child under the age of 14 to commit an act of gross indecency.

In 2013 he was sentenced to four-and-a-half-years for sexually assaulting two boys.

However, when confronted last month, Luckwill insisted he had changed his ways.

“I’m finished with the dirty stuff,” he told our reporter.

“I am sorry for what I did. “And I do want to apologise to my victims… I absolutely want that in the paper.”

The sick paedo who sexually assaulted a teen after posing as a TV casting agent on Bebo had previously targeted autistic kids for his twisted crimes, read the full story here.