Sex Case Man Wanted to Swap Ulster Home; Language Chief Sought Florida Mansion for Summer
Byline: JACKIE McKEOWN
THE ULSTER Scots language chief facing child sex charges in the US was trying to swap his luxury Co Antrim home for a Florida mansion for the summer holidays.
The News Letter can reveal that 62-year-old Stan Mallon, who is married with five grown-up children, used the internet in a bid to exchange his large family home for something similar in west coast Florida - the area now being investigated by detectives compiling the case against him.
The former top civil servant, who was acting chief executive of the Ulster Scots Agency, described his house as "a large detached two-storey family home, five bedrooms, two reception rooms in Belfast, Ireland, (all mod cons)".
In return, he was looking for something in Florida "preferably Marco Island/Naples area or any other beach location".
Police yesterday confirmed that they had carried out a search of Mr Mallon's Crumlin home.
Mallon, who is being held in Chicago's Metropolitan Correction Centre, also offered "a modern four-bedroom holiday bungalow in beautiful Co Donegal" and promised visitors to the internet site "all offers considered".
The former IDB high-flier was arrested on March 8 after allegedly arranging to meet a 14-year-old girl to have sex with her in his Chicago hotel room. …