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#Child Pornography

# child-pornography - Tuesday 31 December, 2019

Gardaí cut backlog of child sex abuse case analysis in half, but long delays remain

At one stage, it could take five years before gardaí would get to a case because of the volume of material for analysis.

# child-pornography - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

Brother of Veronica Guerin given fully suspended sentence for possession of child pornography images

Martin Guerin was sentenced to two and a half years imprisonment but it was suspended in its entirety.

# child-pornography - Thursday 27 June, 2019

Man handed suspended sentence after being found in possession of child abuse images

Costello was not involved in the production or sharing of any of the pornographic material found.

# child-pornography - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

Former deputy principal jailed for 18 months for possessing and distributing child abuse images

Brian Fitzgerald (49) of Golf Links Road, Youghal, Co Cork pleaded guilty at Cork Circuit Criminal Court.

# child-pornography - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

Addresses in 11 counties searched as part of investigation into child sexual abuse images

Twenty-three searches have been carried out by gardaí in recent days.

# child-pornography - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

Trial hears evidence against garda accused of possession of child pornography

The images of the child sexual abuse were allegedly found on a laptop.

# child-pornography - Thursday 31 May, 2018

Men convicted of child pornography offences after online chat where one pretended to be teen girl

The case was described as “very unusual”.

# child-pornography - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

Man stole over €14,000 from employer while waiting to be charged over child pornography offences

The man was jailed for two-and-a-half years.

# child-pornography - Thursday 22 March, 2018

Man who exploited young girls ordered not to take part in computer programming course

Matthew Horan was sentenced to nine-and-a-half years with the final two years suspended.

# child-pornography - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

Former Glee actor Mark Salling found dead

The 35-year-old was due to be sentenced over child pornography charges in March.

# child-pornography - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

Former Glee star Mark Salling pleads guilty to child pornography charges

More than 50,000 images of child sexual abuse were found on the actor’s computer and USB drive.

# child-pornography - Monday 13 November, 2017

Music teacher caught with over 1,300 child pornography pictures avoids jail

He had been teaching music to seven and 12-year -olds.

# child-pornography - Friday 10 November, 2017

Mother-of-three forwarded child pornography clip in 'remarkably unusual' case

The woman said she sent the video to warn a friend about the dangers of leaving her children alone with her boyfriend.

# child-pornography - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

Dublin man (37) due in court for possession of child porn images and videos

Garda Ian Ward said the accused made no reply when charged with the offences.

# child-pornography - Friday 2 June, 2017

Man remanded on bail after admitting to possessing thousands of child sex abuse images

The man admitted to possessing 2,683 images and 721 movie files in total.

# child-pornography - Friday 5 May, 2017

College professor who had 2,000 indecent images of children gets suspended sentence

Simon Jarvis pleaded guilty to counts of possessing, making and distributing indecent images of children.

# child-pornography - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

Dublin man who used Darknet to download 300 child abuse images avoids jail

The judge said that while it was an “odious crime” the number of images was not high relative to other cases.

# child-pornography - Friday 25 November, 2016

Law lecturer convicted of possessing child pornography loses latest legal challenge

Julian Myerscough was arrested on 2 October 2015 at a hotel in Dublin on foot of a European arrest warrant.

# child-pornography - Saturday 15 October, 2016

Man accused of having images of child sex abuse told to stay away from all children

The court tightened his bail restrictions even further on Thursday.

# child-pornography - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

Man caught with 25 videos and 80 photos of child sex abuse avoids jail

Delay in arrest and charge of man caught with child abuse imagery because of the backlog in the garda computer crimes unit.

# child-pornography - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

Child pornography: 75 people arrested in Europe-wide crackdown

Operation Daylight was started after Europol received information from Swiss police last year revealing a vast network of criminals involved in the sexual exploitation of minors.

# child-pornography - Saturday 9 July, 2016

Man found with child pornography ordered not to 'loiter around playgrounds or schools'

The Kildare man was granted bail this week.

# child-pornography - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

Man who had child pornography on his phone asks to be put into garda custody over fears for life

Liam Corr’s mother reported him to gardaí after finding the pornography on his phone.

# child-pornography - Monday 9 May, 2016

Man who raped his disabled son to produce child pornography jailed for 20 years

The judge said that the images mean that the boy’s “indignity lives on”.

# child-pornography - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

Mother reported 21-year-old son to gardaí after discovering child pornography on his phone

The court heard that the mother had previously banned her son from using a smartphone.

# child-pornography - Saturday 20 February, 2016

Gardaí receive FBI training on how to combat online child abuse

Officers from the PSNI also took part in the training course in Dublin this week.

# child-pornography - Friday 19 February, 2016

Man who facilitated child pornography of his daughter, filmed by mother, has sentence cut

A member of the public discovered disturbing images of a 4-year-old they recognised when they found a crushed mobile phone and SD card.

# child-pornography - Friday 20 November, 2015

Upscale New York dentist accused of having child pornography and meth, bragging about bestiality

Dr John Wolf was also allegedly recorded saying he deliberately tries to infect sexual partners with HIV.

# child-pornography - Saturday 24 October, 2015

Man jailed for 139 years for extorting child pornography from hundreds of boys

Patrick Killen would “beg, bribe and cajole the unsuspecting boys to send him sexually explicit pictures,” then share them with others online.

# child-pornography - Saturday 17 October, 2015

Two people with intellectual disabilities arrested in huge operation against child pornography

Spanish police have said today that the individuals involved had exchanged pornagraphic images and videos.

# child-pornography - Friday 25 September, 2015

Child pornography: Hard-drives seized and 25 arrested in major crackdown

A series of search and seizure operations took place as part of ‘Operation Jarra’.

# child-pornography - Thursday 14 May, 2015

Massive increase in child sex abuse material uncovered by Irish internet hotline

There were 335 confirmed cases of child pornography reported last year.

# child-pornography - Friday 8 May, 2015

Retired police chief says detective helped mayor delete 'child pornography' from his iPad

John Lee said he was not investigated for possession of child pornography and he is the one who is the victim.

# child-pornography - Sunday 3 May, 2015

Mathematics scholar made 'some of the most extreme child pornography images ever seen'

When police searched his home, they found him with his laptop open beside a life-size mannequin of a young boy.

# child-pornography - Friday 13 February, 2015

Teens charged over child pornography Instagram account with 'cruel comments'

Followers were encouraged to post sexually explicit images of teens in the area to “expose” them.

# child-pornography - Monday 1 December, 2014

Hacker who demanded Bitcoin from banks jailed for blackmail and child pornography

Lewys Martin was sentenced to over four years in prison.

# child-pornography - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Seven cases of child porn were traced to Irish servers last year

That is the highest number in a single year.

# child-pornography - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

Child pornography ring used social networks to lure 251 victims

There were more than 27,000 subscribers to the website.

# child-pornography - Monday 3 March, 2014

Column: Children don't understand the consequences of sexting

Children as young as 10 have engaged in ‘sexting’ – sending explicit images or texts to another person — but they are distanced from the reality of what they are doing, writes Dr Maureen Griffin.

# child-pornography - Monday 18 November, 2013

Google to block some child sexual abuse search results

The world’s biggest search engine is using new technology to stop 100,000 different searches from resulting in images of children being abused.

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