Serial Child Abuser To Be Sent...


Serial Child Abuser To Be Sentenced Tomorrow

Laura Donnelly
Laura Donnelly

04:39 23 Feb 2023

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A serial child abuser will be sentenced tomorrow for sexually abusing twenty-two former students of Terenure College in Dublin.

78-year-old John McClean, of Casimir Avenue, Harold's Cross, Dublin, abused the boys at the fee-paying school where he taught English and coached rugby.

'A monster' was how one of the survivors, now a grown man living in the US, described John McClean today.

In 2021, McClean was jailed for eight years for abusing twenty-three young boys at Terenure College.

Today, he admitted abusing twenty-two others on various dates between September 1971 and the end of the school term in 1993.

The abuse took place in his classroom, his office, the school’s physio room and even on the side of the rugby pitch while a match was underway.

On one occasion, he put a student up against the wall of his office, covered his mouth with his hand and told him he didn’t belong in the school because of where he was from. He later molested him in his office while making disparaging comments about his father.

Judge Martin Nolan will sentence him at 1 o’clock tomorrow afternoon.

Reporting by Frank Greaney

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