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shocking claims Emergency meeting of homeless charity cancelled as Anthony Flynn sex abuse report emerges

A circulated report details four allegations of abuse involving Flynn, who died by suicide last month


The late Anthony Flynn. Picture by Gareth Chaney

The late Anthony Flynn. Picture by Gareth Chaney

The late Anthony Flynn. Picture by Gareth Chaney

An emergency General Meeting of the charity Inner City Helping Homeless has been postponed 'indefinitely' following the circulation of a report detailing the extent of the sexual allegations against founder Anthony Flynn.

Sources have confirmed to the Sunday World that the report, written by the charity's former chairman David Hall, was circulated to 15 people, comprising of present and former board members earlier this week.

The report details four allegations of abuse against Flynn as well his persistent denials of any knowledge of the investigations into sexual assault allegations in the lead up to his suspension from the charity.

The EGM had been due to happen on Monday last at 7pm but was postponed to allow time for Mr Hall's report to be examined for legal issues.

No new date has been set for the EGM, but it is envisaged the report will be discussed by members of the charity, including the board, in the coming days.

The 12-page document also detailed threats against interim chair Mr Hall and how his personal home security was being discussed in a pub following Mr Flynn's death by suicide.

The report details how one of the allegations came from an "extremely vulnerable" 21-year-old male who said he took a taxi, paid for on the charity's account, to Mr Flynn's home before he was drugged and sexually assaulted last May.

The alleged victim woke up the following day and later went to a Sexual Assault Treatment Unit, at which point gardaí were called and took a statement from him.

Two weeks later, another complainant came forward making an allegation of being sexually assaulted in similar circumstances to the first man.

On August 18, Mr Flynn died by suicide.

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