Ballygawley, County Tyrone, UK – A man convicted of three previous sexual offenses has been arrested after he was accused of donning a wig and women’s clothing to enter a local school.
Police accuse Geoffrey Rainey Kelly, aged 35, of putting on a white skirt, pink jacket, pearl necklace and blonde wig, and gaining entry to St Ciaran’s College through a side door.
School staff say they caught Mr Kelley wandering the halls and attempting to turn the handle on various doors.
When confronted by staff, the man claimed to be searching for a particular third-year female pupil, and gave staff the name. Staff could not find a child listed with the name on the school register, and questioned him further.
Mr Kelly then stated that he was “just looking around.”
He left the school and drove away in a vehicle, and was later arrested by police at Ballygawley Park and Ride, still wearing the clothing described by St Ciaran’s staff.
Declaring Mr Kelley at high risk of re-offending and noncompliance with bail conditions, Judge Mark McGarrity denied him bail, noting that he had violated a Sexual Offences Prevention Order that bans him from coming within 20 meters of schools and other places frequented by minors under age 18.
Mr Kelly has prior convictions for sexual assaulting female individuals in 2016 and 2017, and a 2017 conviction for entering a clothing store and emerging from the changing room fully naked in front of a 16-year-old girl who was employed there.
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