Friday 20 October 2017

Serial rapist who 'poses an indefinite danger to women' is battling cancer in prison

Serial offender Paul Moore (51) has been jailed six times for sexual offences over the last 25 years

Convicted rapist Paul Moore on his way around the city, freely mingling with unaware members of the public
Convicted rapist Paul Moore on his way around the city, freely mingling with unaware members of the public
Paul Moore
Paul Moore (wearing cap) steps on board a Luas on Abbey Street. Pic Steve Humphreys

Ryan O'Rourke

A rapist described as posing an indefinite danger to women is battling cancer in prison.

Paul Moore (51) has been jailed six times for sexual offences over the last 25 years. He is currently serving 18 months for an assault on a woman on the DART.

In recent years, he sexually assaulted two women in separate incidents in Dublin city centre after stopping them in the street and asking them for a cigarette.

In 2015, he was jailed for 15 months for these attacks. He was released in April 2016 and was subject to probation supervision.

Paul Moore (wearing cap) steps on board a Luas on Abbey Street. Pic Steve Humphreys
Paul Moore (wearing cap) steps on board a Luas on Abbey Street. Pic Steve Humphreys

His other offences include raping a musician in 2001, for which he received ten years and raping another woman in 1995, for which he received seven years.

Moore is now battling cancer in Midlands Prison in Portlaoise.

It is understood he visited a priest in Dublin yesterday and family members are visiting him in prison over the weekend.

There are no plans to move the convicted sex offender from Portlaoise at the moment.

Paul Moore
Paul Moore

In 2015, when he was jailed for 15 months, Judge Martin Nolan stated that he “has a predisposition to violence towards women, which manifests as rape and sexual assault”.

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