'Paedophile hunter' Joe McCloskey left without legal team for appeal against damages payment to child abuser
20th February 2016
Facebook ‘paedophile’ page operator sets up fund to help pay court costs
*****The very model of a moral guardian...'Paedo' hunter with 96 convictions including for indecency. http://t.co/e33OynWHqx— Anna Raccoon (@AnnaRaccoon1) May 12, 2015
12 May 2015
Man behind Facebook page that named and shamed child sex offenders has a string of indecency convictions himself
"A self-appointed moral guardian who set up a Facebook page to name and shame convicted child sex offenders has a string of convictions for indecency himself.
'Paedophile hunter' Joseph McCloskey (39) has been exposed as a career criminal with a total of 96 previous convictions, including four for indecency, as well as a host of others for drugs - including supplying Class A drugs - public order and road traffic offences.
The Limavady man's 23-year criminal career emerged yesterday when he appeared at Londonderry Magistrates Court charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm in the city centre on September 20 last year. He pleaded guilty to the assault and was released on bail, and will be sentenced on June 12.
McCloskey's record of offending averages four convictions a year."
11 May 2015
Man behind Facebook 'predators' page in court
"They include four for indecency offences, 14 for drugs offences including possessing and supplying Class A drugs, 26 road traffic offences and 15 public order offences.
McCloskey amassed his criminal career over the last 23 years.
In court on Monday he pleaded guilty to an offence of assault, occasioning actual bodily harm, on a man outside a bar near Derry's city centre on 20 September last year.
Defence barrister, Eoghan Devlin, told the District Judge that "it was a particularly serious assault"."
11 May 2015
Londonderry: Man who set out to name and shame 'had indecency history'
3 July 2015
Limavady man Joe McCloskey pleads guilty to one punch attack
Facebook 'paedophile hunter' Joe McCloskey convicted of 97th offence
Waiting for your call, Joe - welcome to the group :)