If you would like to be contacted about news or updates, enter your email address here.






Gibney update


Appeal to find victims of swimming coach (Sunday Times 041810)

Appeal For Gibney Victims To Step Up (Swim News 041910)

Locals and police up vigil after warning on alleged abuser Gibney (Sunday Tribune 032810)

Child protection group seeks extradition of George Gibney (Irish Times March 26 2010)

Orange City residents see Gibney as significant threat to local children (I Times 03/26/10)





Location: Enterprise Cove, Orange City, Florida (March 2010 confirmed)
Address: 850 Enterprise Cove Ave, Orange City, FL 32763-8370
Drives a silver Honda:
Florida License Plate: X05 4GX

Gibney is an Outside Guard of the Knights of Columbus (Annunciation K of C Council 12761),
Annunciation Catholic Church, 1020 Montgomery Road, Altamonte Springs, FL.32714


George Gibney's history from an article by Justine McCarthy and the Sunday Tribune (Ireland) March 2007: One of CII's (Council of International Investigators) members, Ed Kelly, of Intercoastal Investigations in San Francisco has been tracking down one of the bad guys for over the last year and recently tracked him from California to Florida . As they say, you can run, but you cannot hide.  By Justine McCarthy, reprinted from the Sunday Tribune
ALLEGED child rapist George Gibney has returned to the scene of one of his most horrific crimes where he is  leading an untroubled life in the sunshine. The Sunday Tribune has tracked down the former national and Olympics swimming coach to the state of Florida where, it is alleged, he held a young  swimmer captive in a locked hotel room and raped her in July 1991.  While the woman continues to undergo intensive medical treatment in Dublin for the trauma she suffered, Gibney has been setting up home in a newly built condominium in Orange City, Florida, having secured a $150,000 Bank of America loan for its purchase. It took San Francisco detective agency, Intercoastal Investigations, 24 hours to find Gibney for this newspaper. He has variously lived in Utah, Colorado and California after fleeing Ireland a decade ago. He first went to Scotland before leaving there in a hurry when it was reported that he was coaching juvenile swimmers at an Edinburgh club.  Gibney got off seven rape charges relating to young male and female swimmers on a legal technicality in 1994.

The DPP directed that no prosecution should emanate from a second garda investigation prompted by fresh complaints made by four more swimmers in 1996. His extradition has never been sought by the state. The revelation that he was a member of two state boards at the time when complaints were being made against him will strengthen the suspicion long held by many of his victims that he had friends in high places who helped him elude justice.  According to a spokeswoman at the American embassy, the standard US visa application form specifically asks: "Have you ever been arrested or convicted for any offence or crime, even though subject of pardon, amnesty or other similar legal action?" When the celebrity chef Conrad Gallagher was extradited  from New York on charges of stealing paintings from a Dublin hotel (he was acquitted), a leading anti-abuse campaigner in swimming wrote to justice minister Michael McDowell, demanding: "If you can extradite Conrad Gallagher for three  paintings, why can't you extradite George Gibney for seven rapes?"  

Gibney, who has visibly aged, goes by the name John, or Jon, Gibney in the gated " 'Enterprise Cove' development he  moved to in January. It is situated in Orange City , population  7,000, and he is working at a nearby hotel in Lake Mary, Florida. His apartment is 100 yards from the community swimming pool. Outside his front door, he keeps a bronze sculpture of two children kissing.  

He was getting into his car when the news photographer called out 'George', and Gibney turned around in response.  However, when a reporter approached, he denied he was George Gibney and refused to answer questions. In his haste to escape the journalists, he drove his car, complete with rosary  beads swinging from the rearview mirror, the wrong way on two one-way streets, ran a stop sign and cut across an unmarked police car.  His unsuspecting new neighbors described him as 'the nicest, sweetest guy'.  

In Ireland, where many of his victims have surrendered hope of ever achieving justice, two lawsuits have been issued by victims of George Gibney against the Irish Amateur Swimming Association, now known as Swim Ireland. The young woman who says he locked her in a Florida hotel room and raped her now intends requesting the Chief Inspector of the Garda Inspectorate, Kathleen O'Toole, to examine the entire file on George Gibney. Additional reporting Aya Kawamoto



 Doyle case 'a victory for victims of abuse' Wexford People 020310

 Irish swimming in dock over pedophile coaches Irish Times 012910

Florida alert on sex-abuse coach Sunday Times 012410 - (Read)

Warning Notice found in local listings of apartments for sale: Read 02/2010

 Swim scandals where only tip is above water 110109 Tribune.ie

 Justine McCarthy's Deep Deception book gives abuse victims a voice
 100409 London Times
"When she was 17 and one of the brightest swimming stars
 around, she was raped and imprisoned in a Florida hotel room by George Gibney."


Chalkie White, swimming coach who confronted pedophile George Gibney RTE Radio 100707

George Gibney in Florida Irish Tribune 031107

Pedophile Makes Home in U.S. Irish Voice Newspaper

 The drowning of the truth Irish Independent 020798

Please forward any updates to investigations@abusewatch.net


This site has been underwritten by One Child International Inc.
Copyright © 2008 - 2010. All rights reserved. Powered by: Webraven.net
Child AbuseWatch (abusewatch.net)