October 17, 2005

Irish failed to extradite paedophile, US court told

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Irish authorities failed to extradite a paedophile even though his case was on the US ambassador's watchlist of important US cases in Ireland, a prosecutor told a California court in a sworn declaration last week.

The man, a Californian family doctor, later fled from Ireland and was arrested in Uruguay earlier this month. The court heard that Irish authorities took so long working on the extradition papers that the district attorney's office in Salinas, California, believed Irish officials had lost two extradition requests for James Daly, who had fled to Dublin on an Irish passport.

In correspondence, deputy district attorney Stephanie Hulsey complained to the US justice department that Irish authorities appeared to be ignoring the extradition request. Daly (64) was convicted in April of 10 counts of sexually abusing a 10-year-old girl and fled the US as the jury was reaching its verdict.

Posted by kshaw at October 17, 2005 07:09 PM