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# Child Pornography

Last year
2022
# Brussels
EU Commission plans to force web firms to combat child sex abuse images
The plan calls for a European centre to combat child sexual abuse, based in The Hague and working with police agency Europol.
# Child Abuse
Bill seeking to remove 'child pornography' term from Irish legislation to be debated in Seanad
Senator Eileen Flynn’s private members’ bill would replace the term with “child sexual exploitation material”.
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# Naas Circuit Court
Kildare man given two-year suspended sentence for child pornography conviction
The 44-year-old was convicted of having over 800 images of child pornography in his possession.
# cyber crime bureau
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.
# Courts
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.
# Declan Costello
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.
# Cork
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.
# operation ketch
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.
# not guilty plea
Trial hears evidence against garda accused of possession of child pornography
The images of the child sexual abuse were allegedly found on a laptop.
# Sentenced
Men convicted of child pornography offences after online chat where one pretended to be teen girl
The case was described as “very unusual”.
# Sentenced
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.
# Matthew Horan
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.
# noah puckerman
Former Glee actor Mark Salling found dead
The 35-year-old was due to be sentenced over child pornography charges in March.
# Sexual Abuse
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.
# peter jennings
Music teacher caught with over 1,300 child pornography pictures avoids jail
He had been teaching music to seven and 12-year -olds.
# warning to friend
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.
# Dublin
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.
# Limerick
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.
# Cambridge
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
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.
# Sexual Abuse
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.
# Courts
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
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.
# dark web
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.
# Naas District Court
Man found with child pornography ordered not to 'loiter around playgrounds or schools'
The Kildare man was granted bail this week.
# emergency application
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 abuse images
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”.
# Dún Laoghaire
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
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.
# appeal
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.
# john wolf
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.
# sextortion
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.
# Spain
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.
# Operation Jarra
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
Massive increase in child sex abuse material uncovered by Irish internet hotline
There were 335 confirmed cases of child pornography reported last year.
# Las Vegas
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.
# London
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.
# Florida
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.
# cyber criminals
Hacker who demanded Bitcoin from banks jailed for blackmail and child pornography
Lewys Martin was sentenced to over four years in prison.
# Child Abuse
Seven cases of child porn were traced to Irish servers last year
That is the highest number in a single year.