Residents 'living in fear' as rapist returns to Glenville
Published 19/07/2014 | 12:00
RESIDENTS in Glenville are "living in fear" following the release of serial rapist Patrick 'Lo Lo' O'Driscoll from prison.
A local man, who asked not to be named for fear of recrimination, said locals are appalled that O'Driscoll has returned to a roadside halting site at Coome, roughly 4km outside the village.
Since his release last Wednesday, O'Driscoll has been shopping in Cork city and has been photographed riding around Glenville in a sulky and walking around the village accompanied by a man believed to be his brother.
"People are living in fear since his release, that is the reality of the situation," said the local man.
"People are afraid to go outside their doors, while he is walking around the village as brazen as you like."
He said that while some might say O'Driscoll has served his time, that cuts little ice with anxious locals.
"Gardai say they have no doubt but that O'Driscoll will reoffend. We have to live with that possibility hanging over our heads," he said.
Meanwhile, it has emerged that local gardai have been visiting O'Driscoll up to three times a day since his release and have also put him under constant surveillance.