Sex beast Larry Murphy – linked with the disappearance of New Yorker Annie McCarrick 18 years ago – has fled Ireland for a second time.

The 46-year-old was caught on camera by the Irish News of the World as he escaped to France last Thursday.

He had been forced to return to Ireland from Spain in May after losing his passport but told police he would leave the country again as soon as the paperwork was completed.

The convicted rapist had spent recent weeks in a number of hotels and guesthouses after complaining that media attention made it impossible for him to go out in public.

He finally received his new passport on Wednesday and was driven to the Wexford port 24 hours later in a car with blacked-out windows.

Reporters and photographers from the News of the World followed Murphy as he left for France on board a ferry from Rosslare last Thursday.

They monitored Murphy’s movements on board, followed him to a cheap hotel in Cherbourg and onwards to Paris.

He has lived between Holland and Spain since his release from prison last year.

Murphy was freed last August after serving just 10 years of an 18 year prison sentence for the abduction and rape of a woman in County Carlow.

He has consistently refused to co-operate with police enquiries into the disappearance and murder of a number of young women in the Leinster area in the 1990s.

Murphy, from the Wicklow town of Baltinglass, is the main suspect in the disappearance of American student McCarrick, last seen leaving a pub in the Dublin mountains all of 18 years ago.

His movements are now being monitored by police across Europe.