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September 2007

Paedophile who harassed mother given jail term

A convicted paedophile who is wanted by Welsh police was arrested in Galway and taken into custody after a mother noticed he was following her and her three daughters around the city’s holiday resort.

Former swimming coach Dominic Powell (44), with an address at Cilfynydd, Pontypridd, south Wales, who served five years of a 15- year sentence imposed in 1993 for the sexual abuse of young children in his care while in the US, appeared in custody before Galway District Court this week, charged with harassing a Limerick mother and putting her in fear by persistently following her for 2 1/2 hours around various locations in Salthill, Galway, on August 22nd last.