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Prison pals Paedo priest Oliver O'Grady shared jail cell with violent sex abuser and killer Walter Morrissey

Previously Morrissey was convicted in 1977 of the double manslaughter of a father and son by deliberately driving his car into them.

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Ex-priest Oliver O’Grady was sentenced to 22 months in prison

Ex-priest Oliver O’Grady was sentenced to 22 months in prison

Ex-priest Oliver O’Grady was sentenced to 22 months in prison

INFAMOUS paedo-priest Oliver O’Grady who was set free from prison earlier this month shared his cell in the Midlands Prison with a notoriously violent sex offender.

O’Grady, described as ‘a model prisoner’ had been banged up with Kilkenny man Walter Morrissey jailed for an aggravated sexual assault in 2013, according to Sunday World sources.

Also in his 70s, Morrissey subjected a woman to a sexual assault that was likened to "rape with a machete" during his 2013 trial.

He left the woman with life-threatening injuries at his home in Callan in Co Kilkenny.

Evidence heard in court at the time included a doctor remarking that he did not know how she was still alive.

A gynaecologist said it was an injury more likely to be seen in women raped with machetes in sub-Saharan Africa.

Previously, Morrissey was convicted in 1977 of the double manslaughter of a father and son by deliberately driving his car into them.

He later lost an appeal against his 13-year-sentence for the sexual assault and as he was led away shouted at the judges “heaps of crooks. Liars.”

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Walter Morrissey

Walter Morrissey

Walter Morrissey

The Sunday World recently revealed how Morrissey wrote letters claiming to have information about a woman who disappeared without retrace in 2016.

In the bizarre letters he claimed he is innocent of the crime for which he is in prison that he was set up by the same drug dealer behind the woman’s disappearance.

His claims have no basis in fact, according to Sunday World sources.

Earlier this month the Sunday World revealed that Oliver O’Grady had been released from prison after serving his latest sentence for a sex-offence.

He left the Midlands Prison in Portlaoise where he had served his time.

Now 75-years-old, O’Grady had been jailed for 22 months last October for possessing ‘child pornography’, his ninth conviction.

He had served time in California for the abuse of two boys where he served as a Catholic priest before being deported back to Ireland in the 1990s.

His sexual crimes were the subject of an Academy Award-nominated documentary in 2006 called 'Deliver Us From Evil.'

O’Grady had been extradited from Portugal in 2019 to face the charge of possessing a video of an underage girl being sexually abused.

His recent conviction came as a result of a video found on his laptop by gardaí in Waterford acting on a tip-off from a house mate.

The ex-priest was charged with possessing the video between December 14, 2015 and March 2016, at his home in the city.

Just the year before in November 2014 O’Grady told the Sunday World that he was no longer a danger to children.

“Why would you want to talk to me?” he asked.

When told that it was because of his history of child abuse, he replied: “That’s a long time ago now.”

He denied that he is still a danger to children, saying: “No, not at all.”

His answer to whether he is in contact with the probation services was: “That would be the normal procedure, yes.”

And asked if people had anything to fear from him he replied, “No, they haven’t. Okay?” and disappeared back into the Post Office on the city quays.

During his last court hearing in October 2020 his eight previous convictions were outlined to the judge.

It included the repeated molestation of two brothers in California over a 10-year period, for which he served seven years in the 1990s.

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