Irish News of the world finds sex beast's secret lair


Patrick Montrose
20 December 1998
The News of the World (Eire)

SEX monster Raymond Hewlett lured Irish youngsters to his isolated cottage by pretending to be a maths teacher who could help them with their homework, the News of the World can reveal today.

As we discovered the beast's secret lair in the Cooley Mountains, both parents and children in nearby Carlingford were stunned to learn that 52-year-old Hewlett had twice been jailed in Britain for sex attacks.

Schoolchildren would visit his Irish home alongside a picturesque mountain track on their own, or in groups of up to eight.

And although none of them ever came to any known harm, the revelation that Hewlett is a convicted child rapist has sent a shudder through the tiny Co Louth community.

Hippie-looking Hewlett constantly had a stream of youngsters visiting him during his time in the mountain hideaway in 1994 and 1995, one shocked teenager revealed.

He said: "He told me he was a maths teacher and could help me with my sums.


"I went up to him and he did help me. He never interfered with me at all.

"He told me his name was Raymond and he had a girlfriend as well as a wife and children in England.

"I was very shocked when I heard who he really was."

He added: "He would invite a group of eight of us up to visit. There were girls with us as well. We were all about 14 at the time." And another villager told how two of his sons used to regularly trek up to the single-storey cottage to meet Hewlett.

He said: "He was not working and my two older sons used to go up and visit him. It was always young people who went up to his cottage."

People in Carlingford were revolted to find that Hewlett had doped a 12-year-old girl with paint thinner and then raped her in his car in 1972. A few years later he attempted the rape of a 14-year-old girl-this time he held a hand gun to her face and ordered her to strip.


He got just 18 months for the 1972 crime and was out after a year. Then, ten years ago, he armed himself with a knife, kidnapped another 14-year-old girl and indecently assaulted her.

He was jailed for six years but served just two years before moving to Ireland.

But last week there was little evidence of his stay, or any clues to where he might be now. Through the grimy cobwebbed windows a P60 could be seen-but not the name of any employer. And lying on the floor was a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles mug.

Garda Inspector Pat Magee from Dundalk, which covers Carlingford, said: "We are satisfied Hewlett was living in the area. We have a lot of follow-up work to do in relation to his stay here and our inquiries are ongoing."

Meanwhile detectives are investigating a wave of attempted child abductions throughout Ireland. Forty reports from children are being individually investigated as well as being passed on to a central unit.
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Kiszko film angers Lesley family


2 October 1998
Manchester Evening News

RELATIVES of murdered youngster Lesley Molseed have blasted a TV film about the man wrongly imprisoned for the killing.

The film, A Life For A Life, will be shown on ITV this Sunday.

It is based on the 16-year fight Charlotte Kiszko led when her son Stefan was wrongly convicted of Lesley's murder.

Lesley, aged 11, from Rochdale, was abducted and stabbed before her body was dumped on Yorkshire moorland in 1975.

Mr Kiszko, also from Rochdale, was convicted of the killing and only freed when his conviction was quashed in 1992. But both he and his mother died within two years of his release.

Lesley's family, who still live in the Rochdale area, have never stopped campaigning to see the real killer caught.

Lesley's sister Julie Anderson said hopes that the TV film would boost her family's efforts to track down the killer were dashed as soon as she saw it. She said: "The public relations woman for the film told us it would help our case but I don't think it will.

"It is just not hard-hitting enough. The police do not get the hammering they deserve for the mishandling of the case and there is no way the TV audience will be calling for the real killer to be caught.

"It is a very, very sad film. And I know it is very, very sad that Stefan Kiszko went through all he did. This film is all about Stefan Kiszko, Lesley only features in it for about two minutes."

Miss Anderson and her brother Fred Anderson were both angry after seeing the film. The family have campaigned to bring Raymond Hewlett to trial for Lesley's murder. He was named in a book and is the prime suspect. Stefan's aunt Alfreda Tosic was unavailable for comment.
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