A body found at a caravan and camping park in Dublin is believed to be that of a convicted sex offender.
He is believed to be that of Patrick Porter, a 45-year-old serial sex offender from Co Donegal.
Porter was found dead in a van at Camac Valley Caravan and Camping Park in Clondalkin on July 27.
He had checked into the park under his own name in early July.
His remains were found after local residents complained about a strong odor emanating from a van parked on the site.
When Gardaí examined the van, they found human remains inside.
The remains were removed and an autopsy performed on the badly decomposed body.
Porter, who hails from Grange, Inch Island, has been convicted of indecent behavior and other sex offenses since 2011.
He has served prison sentences both here and in Northern Ireland for a number of incidents.
Porter was sentenced to 14 months in prison in 2015 at Derry Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to an act contrary to public decency.
On this occasion he bent over the seat of a sleeping woman on a Dublin to Derry bus and masturbated next to her while she slept.
In 2016, he was given a six-month suspended sentence for molesting two women from a flat on Strand Road in Derry.
In February 2021, Porter was due to appear again in Letterkenny District Court, charged with committing a lewd act on Aileach Road in Buncrana on May 11, 2017.
Porter was unable to appear because he was already serving a sentence for similar offenses in Northern Ireland.
A Garda spokesman confirmed the discovery of a man’s body.
Porter’s death is understood as a tragic incident and no third-party fault is suspected.
A spokesman said: “Gardaí in Clondalkin is investigating the discovery of a body of a man in a car on Naas Road, Clondalkin on 27 July 2022.
“A file for the Coroners Court is being prepared.”
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