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rapist fury Paedo Patrick Naughton chased out of town after his sordid past became known

Local sources said the 69-year-old child abuser had regularly been seen staring at passers-by from inside his gate or while sitting in the front seat of his car.

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Patrick Naughton in 2002.  Photo: Ronan Quinlan/Collins

Patrick Naughton in 2002. Photo: Ronan Quinlan/Collins

Patrick Naughton in 2002. Photo: Ronan Quinlan/Collins

PAEDOPHILE beast Patrick Naughton has been chased out of an estate after locals learned of his vile past.

Videos obtained by the Sunday World show a crowd screaming abuse at the pensioner pervert as gardai escorted him and a new partner away from a property neighbouring the Hymany Park estate, Ballinasloe, Co Galway last weekend.

Local sources said the 69-year-old child abuser had regularly been seen staring at passers-by from inside his gate or while sitting in the front seat of his car.

"We had no idea who he was. It only came to light last Saturday who this man was living in the house right beside Hymany Park," the source confirmed.

"After one person found out who he was it spread like wildfire. Thankfully, his picture had been in the Sunday World before, so we were able to say without a doubt it was him.

"All the neighbours went up protesting.

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A video grab from the scene

A video grab from the scene

A video grab from the scene

"There are 160 children living in the Hymany Park and Curragh Park housing estates. He should never have been allowed in here in the first place and I don't know who thought it would be OK."

"After we all went up, he called the gardai and then they were up standing between us and his house for about two hours. After we made it clear we were going nowhere and that he wouldn't be allowed stay, the guards gave him an escort out of the property.

"And on Sunday morning, one of the gardai told us Naughton will never be coming back."

Evil Naughton was jailed for 11 years in April 2001 after he was convicted of systematically raping and abusing his daughter Barbara over a six-year period.

The abuse began in 1987 when she was nine years old.

Barbara waived her right to anonymity after the trial.

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The assaults occurred on an almost weekly basis, making it impossible for Naughton's daughter to pin down dates.

When he was done raping her, Naughton would threaten to throw her into a bog with a rope tied around her neck so her body would never be found.

One specific charge related to June 19, 1997. Barbara remembered that date with perfect clarity because that was the night he almost choked her to death.

Barbara's mother told of waking up one night to the sound of screaming coming from her daughter's bedroom.

She got up to see what was wrong and found Naughton in the bedroom.

When she asked what he was doing there, he lashed out with his fists. On several other occasions Naughton beat his wife so badly that she ended up in hospital.

It was not until December 1997 that Barbara contacted gardai in Galway to make a formal complaint. Barbara's mother and sister supported her during her trial.

However, instead of accepting responsibility for the systematic abuse of his daughter, Naughton put her through the ordeal of a seven-day trial.

Neighbours were this week critical of local authorities for failing to notify them the paedophile was living in their midst.

"People should be told," a local told the Sunday World.

"There is a continuous stream of children in and out of this estate every day of the week.

"And he was out sitting in the front seat of his car or standing just inside his gate watching our children go by."

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