Double rapist living in rural Fermanagh

Michael Quinn

Michael Quinn

IT HAS emerged that a notorious Belfast rapist who twice raped a teenage schoolgirl and then rang her mother to gloat about what he had done, is now living in Fermanagh.

Sex offender Michael Quinn, who raped a young English girl near a west Belfast petrol station forecourt while his friend threatened her companions with an iron bar, used her mobile phone to call her mother to brag about what he had done. Although sentenced to eight years he served just four years of his sentence.


It emerged thatQuinn is now living in Fermanagh when  he appeared at the Magistrates Court in Enniskillen accused of sexual assault and indecent exposure.

Michael Quinn, with an address in Edenmore Road, Doon, Tempo, faces a string of charges including a breach of a court imposed Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO) during an alleged incident at his home in Tempo. He was also accused of sexual assault, common assault, threats to kill and indecent exposure.

The offences were alleged to have happened on August 16, last month.

Quinn was jailed for eight years in June 2007 for raping the 15-year-old girl in west Belfast before he used his victim’s mobile phone to contact her mother to boast about what he had done to her.

A police constable at Fermanagh court outlined that he could connect the defendant to the five charges before him.

The court heard that on August 16, 2014, police went to his house in Tempo after receiving a report of a disturbance.

Officers spoke with a number of individuals, including his girlfriend, in the house, three of whom gave statements. Police noted there was a young child also in the property.


Then on September 8, Quinn was arrested and interviewed by police because of the alleged SOPO breach. His girlfriend gave a statement which was claimed to have contradicted what Quinn said during his interview.

The officer went on to explain that after the defendant was first released from custody there was a domestic incident between him and his girlfriend outside the police station which they believed was in relation to her statement.

On Saturday (September 13) Quinn was again arrested and questioned over the alleged offences.

The police officer claimed that Quinn became aggressive and started banging on the table after he was charged.

Police outlined their objections to bail stating they believe he is a violent person.

The officer added: “His girlfriend also made a statement in relation to some of the offences which happened and we are using that as part of the prosecution case.

“I also saw his attitude during a phone call he made while he was in custody to his girlfriend who then slammed down the phone on him.”

A defence solicitor stated that while police fear there will be an interference with witnesses, Quinn’s girlfriend, who is English, also made a statement which supported the defendant.

He added: “His girlfriend is here in court today to support the defendant.”

District Judge Nigel Broderick said: “What concerns me is the risk of further offending. He has  previous offences of breaching his licence. There is a fear of him breaching this and risk of further contact with witnesses.”

As the judge denied the defendant bail, his girlfriend who was sitting in the gallery sobbed.

As Quinn was led away into custody he turned and shouted at the judge: “See you, see you, if you look at my record I haven’t had any offences in the last three years.”

He is to appear before Enniskillen Magistrates Court on October 13 via video link.

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