In March of last year, convicted UK sex trafficker David Archer arrived in Ireland to start a new life.
The pimp moved across the Irish Sea after serving just six years of a 13-year prison sentence after he was convicted of operating a multimillion-euro vice ring in the UK in 2017.
Archer, who is originally from Glasgow, was also previously convicted of sexually assaulting a number of women whom he trafficked into the UK and forced to work as prostitutes in five brothels across London.
Investigators also suspected Archer drugged and sexually assaulted some of his victims.
He is classified as posing a “serious threat to women.”
At the time of his arrest in the UK, police estimated Archer was making over €2m a year and had amassed an €18m fortune over several years.
Confronted by the Irish Independent on a busy Dublin street last summer, Archer went underground – until now.
Archer, who has a bench warrant out for breaches to the Sex Offenders Act, resurfaced with another new name as a handyman with access to unsuspecting people’s homes.
Today on The Indo Daily, Fionnán Sheehan is joined in studio by Paul Williams, Special Correspondent with The Irish Independent, to discuss where David Archer is now and the series of events that nearly led to his arrest this January.