Anyone else find this REALLY disturbing......
the victim responded a few days later and felt the nuns had not believed what took place....where have we heard that before!
South Belfast News 5th of September 2009
"The nuns who operate Nazareth House Care Village on the Ravenhill Road said this week they have "no concerns" about a convicted sex offender working at the South Belfast home for the elderly.
Terry McCauley (59) from Elgin Court was found guilty at Belfast Magistrates Court on August 11 of two charges - exposing himself to a female and a separate one of exposure.
The Ballynafeigh man received a sentence of five months, suspended for three years, and is required to go on the sex offenders register for seven years.
However, the SBN has discovered McCauley, who began his employment at Nazareth House Care Village from its opening in 2000, remains there as a maintenance officer despite the conviction.
The care home is operated by the Sisters of Nazareth and provides space for 22 residents, the majority of whom are permanent. In addition to the nuns, 100 lay staff from the community provide support.
Sister Teresa Joseph, regional superior for Ireland, said she knew Terry McCauley personally and had "no doubts" about him, even after the court ruling.
"We know he has been convicted but we have never had any experience or slightest indication that he is of that frame of mind. We know what the court said and have to accept that, but we have our own thoughts about him.
"It is just an unfortunate incident and justice will prevail in time. We have absolutely no fears in regards to him."
Sister Teresa said anyone with relatives residing at the care village should not be worried either.
"If anyone asks, we would simply explain we have known him for all these years and never had any suspicion he has done anything wrong.
"He is very well known in the local area and anyone who knows him would believe what we are saying. No-one should have any concerns whatsoever."
Sister Teresa confirmed there had been discussions between the nuns and McCauley over the conviction.
"We made it quite clear that because of the suspended sentence he has to be very careful with regards as to how he acts, especially if children come into the village.
"We have done our part as employers and made Terry aware of what people have been saying."
In a further development, copies of the SBN's August 22 edition - which carried the story of McCauley's conviction - sold out in record time in eight outlets around the Ormeau Road.
A number of local residents contacted us to say nuns at the care home had bought up the copies. However, this was disputed by Sister Teresa.
"It is simply not correct at all to suggest any nuns bought the papers to cover up the story and I don't know why people would suggest it.
"Locals should know we have no worries about Terry and he will remain in our employ."