Rapist Cronin out in Belfast

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SEX beast John Cronin has returned to Ireland after spending a spell with his parents in East Lothian.

Cronin, 42, from Tranent, has more than 50 convictions for sex crimes and fraud.

He returned to East Lothian briefly after being freed from jail in Ireland after serving a one-year sentence for robbing a group of nuns.

He was jailed for life in 1992 after attacking a Tory activist at her Edinburgh home.

He has been spotted shopping in Belfast city centre.