Rapist Murphy 'flees to Spain with new passport'
Published 13/09/2010 | 05:00
FREED rapist Larry Murphy has reportedly relocated to Spain.
The sex offender successfully applied for a passport and driver's licence while behind bars. The 45-year-old was released last month after serving 10 years of a 15-year sentence for the brutal and repeated rape of a Carlow businesswoman in 2000.
It is believed he made a decision to go abroad because of the huge media and public interest in his whereabouts. Officially ranked as a "high risk" sex offender, he is believed to have fled to Spain last week using his new passport.
Under the Sex Offenders Act 2001, if Murphy opts to leave the country for good, he is obliged to inform gardai of where he is going.
He must also tell gardai if he takes a holiday abroad for more than a week. He is also required to notify the Spanish authorities where he is residing.
Murphy, a former carpenter from Baltinglass, Co Wicklow, never sought counselling and refused offers of rehabilitation while in prison.