Irish Republican News · December 16, 2011
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Prisoner’s wife sexually assaulted by MI5 man

An MI5 attempt to recruit the wife of a dissident republican prisoner as an agent ended with the mother-of-three being groped and intimidated by an intelligence officer.

Lorraine Taylor, broke down crying as she revealed the agent attempted to hug and kiss her against her will in her own home.

The Derry mother said she’s now terrified to be in her own home.

“The whole ordeal has left me really upset. I’ve enough to cope with raising three children on my own, one of whom is severely disabled.”

Taylor is taking legal action against MI5 for sexual assault and intimidation. Her lawyer, Kevin Winters, described the incident as “one of the most sinister I’ve ever come across”.

Tony Taylor is currently in Maghaberry prison on remand. He was previously arrested in 1994 and served six years in the H-Blocks as a Provisional IRA prisoner.

Lorraine Taylor described how two members of the security services arrived at her home in Derry last week just after her kids had left for school.

“When I answered the door, they just walked into the house uninvited. I wasn’t even properly dressed. They told me not to worry, they were there to chat and not arrest me.”

Taylor claimed one of the spooks then told her that if she “co-operated” with them and got her husband to abandon republicanism, he could be released on bail in days.

The Derry mother said the spooks only left her house when she told them that a home-help was due to arrive any minute to look after her disabled son.

“As he was leaving, the intelligence officer who did all the talking reached forward and hugged and kissed me against my will. I told him to stop it. He made sexual remarks about remembering how nice I’d looked when he first saw me 17 years ago.

“The whole thing has scared the life out of me. I can’t sleep at night.”

Tony Taylor is a member of the dissident republican political group, the Republican Network for Unity. Last month, he was refused bail after police objections.

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