Murphy still overseas, say gardaí
RAPIST SIGHTINGS FEARS
CONVICTED RAPIST Larry Murphy is still living abroad according to Garda sources despite recent reported sightings of him in Kildare and Dublin.
Near the end of last year it was revealed that Murphy had been working in Amsterdam for close to a year, where he was accompanied by a convicted double rapist from Dublin. It is now understood that he has moved on to another location in mainland Europe.
Both the Gardaí and Europol have confirmed that they know where Murphy’s current location is.
Over the past number of weeks there have been a number of reported sightings of Murphy at various locations in Ireland. It seems these recent sightings may be related to the arrest of Murphy’s friend last week in Enniskillen by the PSNI.
The man, who can’t be named for legal reasons, first met Murphy while both men were serving time in Arbour Hill Prison. He was regularly seen in the company of the Baltinglass man over in Holland, where both men also worked together.
The Dublin man was arrested on foot of an international arrest warrant for failing to comply with the Sex Offenders Act. Under the act an offender is obliged to inform Gardai of his current address and notify them if he leaves the country. The same restrictions don’t apply to Murphy because his conviction pre-dates the legislation. A report on Facebook falsely claimed he had moved to Saggart in Co. Dublin. Gardai have also said they have concerns for a local man who bears a ‘passing resemblance’ to Murphy.
A Garda source says Murphy hasn’t set foot in Ireland since leaving the country and now resides in a different location in Europe, where local police have been made aware of his presence.
Murphy was sentenced to 15 years for the rape, abduction and attempted murder of a woman in 2000. He is also the main suspect in the disappearance of a number of Leinster woman who vanished prior to his conviction.