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Child sex creep Kieran Creaven back on streets after release from UK jail

Irish Mirror logoIrish Mirror 10/01/2019 Niall O'Connor

a man wearing a hat © Credits: SWNS Child sex creep and former RTE producer Kieran Creaven has been released from jail for attempting to have sex with a child.

The 55-year-old planned on two occasions to fly to the UK to meet the “girl” he had groomed through Facebook messages.

But the account was fake and had been set up by the Facebook Group the group “Predator Exposure”. Members cornered Creaven outside the Queens Hotel in Leeds on November 18, 2017, where he was expecting to meet the 13-year-old.

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The former RTE employee, who worked as a senior executive, was sentenced to 18 months in a UK prison but served just 10 months.


a man looking at the camera © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited He walked free from custody earlier this week and was expected to travel back to Dublin.

A source said: “Creaven was released from Armley Prison in Leeds having served his sentence. He was said to be a well-behaved prisoner.

“He may return back to Dublin but will not be returning to his previous work as an RTE producer.

“His home was searched by gardai and he is likely to be the subject of attention from gardai when he returns.”

At his sentencing, Leeds Crown Court heard Creaven sent obscene images to what he believed was a 13-year-old child, one was of his erect penis. When arrested he had two boxes of condoms, a list of female names and two phones.

At an early stage he pleaded guilty to attempting to meet a girl under the age of 16 following grooming. 

He also pleaded guilty to a second charge of attempting to cause or incite a girl aged 13 to 15 to engage in non-penetrative sexual activity.


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