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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.

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A 20-YEAR-OLD man has pleaded guilty to one count of possessing nearly 3,000 images of images of child sexual abuse.

Appearing before Limerick Circuit Court, the man also admitted one count of possessing over 700 movie files containing images of child sexual abuse.

The man pleaded guilty to having the illegal material at his home on 10 February 2016, contrary to Section 6 (1) of the Child Trafficking and Pornography Act, 1998.

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

‘Highly sensitive’ 

Prosecuting counsel John O’Sullivan described the case as “highly sensitive”. A psychological report was sought by the man’s defence.

On 10 January 2017, the man pleaded guilty at Limerick Circuit Court to five other separate charges relating to possessing images of child sexual abuse, as well as sending indecent or obscene messages by telephone.

Judge Tom O’Donnell granted an application by the man’s lawyer preventing the media reporting the defendant’s name.

The man was placed on the national register for sex offenders and he must notify gardaí of his whereabouts and if he changes his address. He was remanded on continuing bail to appear before Limerick Circuit Court on 10 July for a date for sentencing.

Comments are closed due to ongoing legal proceedings. 

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