OUR SISTER IS EVIL AND ROTTEN TO THE CORE..
»»Victim’s sibling cut her off after she reported vile husband
A RAPE victim last night branded her sister “evil” for standing by the paedophile who destroyed her childhood.
Vile Bartholomew “Batty” Prendergast, 65, was jailed this week for sexually abusing two of his ex-wife Patricia’s sisters along with a third woman.
Today we publish new images of the leering pervert as he mingled with families on a day out.
But none of the unsuspecting locals were aware he was a vicious sexual predator who attacked his young sisters-in-law Stephanie Hickey and Deirdre Fahy.
In another chilling snap, he poses with his arms around the shoulders of a relative’s children during an overseas trip. Last Monday, Prendergast, a retired council worker, from Dungarvan, Co Waterford, was caged for eight-and-a-half-years for the catalogue of abuse which lasted from 1979 and 1991.
His trial had heard “various disclosures” had been made to different members of the families involved over the years.
But nothing was ever done apart from a meeting with a priest.
The cleric sent the warped father of three for counselling – but he continued to terrorise the schoolgirls.
Ms Hickey, 47, has now revealed his wife – her older sister “Tisha” – stopped talking to her after she Hickey family reported the abuse to gardai. She told the Irish Mirror: “She is evil and rotten to the core.
“There are bad people out there and she is certainly rotten to the core.
“She has had plenty of time to come back in the past four years and say ‘I’m sorry’.
“If I bumped into her in the street now she would just walk past me.
“She definitely wouldn’t say hello. She would cut you down.
“I will never get over this hurt. This part hurts as much as the abuse. I mean, to have friends and strangers support you, but not your own sister.
“She was in the house, downstairs, when some of the abuse was happening.
“My partner Angelo actually said to her, ‘She was just 12, she was in your care when all of this was happening’.
“But when I went to the guards she lashed out at me and said I was going to destroy her character and her children’s characters.”
Judge Eileen Creedon
Deirdre Fahy and Stephanie Hickey at court this week jailed Prendergast for 10 years, with the final 18 months suspended.
But with automatic 25% remission the twisted pervert is likely to be back on the streets in 2024.
Stephanie said Prendergast developed his own secret method of communication.
She added: “He had his own language – a made-up language that only he and [the other paedophile] could speak.
“I can remember standing at the kitchen sink washing up and three of them were sitting there at the table.
“They called it bang-a-lang and they could hold a proper conversation. They could just talk among themjust
If I bumped into her in the street she would probably walk past STEPHANIE HICKEY
PREDATOR Batty Prendergast on holiday INNOCENTS JUSTICE