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Clare man charged with posession of child porn

A 41-year old Clare man has appeared in court charged with the illegal possession of 7,606 images and 139 video files of child pornography. At Ennis District Court on Wednesday, Detective Sergeant Dara O’Sullivan gave evidence of arrest, charge and caution of the man and the accused made no reply when charged. The man faces a charge that on September 4, 2013 he knowingly distributing child pornography for the purpose of distribution, publication and exportation contrary to Section 5(1) of the Child Trafficking and Pornography Act 1998. The man is also accused of knowingly having in his possession the 7,606 child porn images and 139 video files at a Clare address on the same date contrary to Section 6 (1) of the Child Trafficking and Pornography Act 1998. Inspector Tom Kennedy said that the case will be going forward on indictment to the circuit court. In the circuit court, the accused, if convicted, faces a prison term up to five …

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Gardaí target child porn suspects

GARDAÍ have carried out a major swoop on people suspected of being involved in many aspects of child pornography. Operation Ketch is an operation targeting those in possession and involved in the distribution of child pornography either through social network sites or via file sharing networks. The operation took place from February 2 to 52018 and was led by the Online Child Exploitation Unit (ONCE) at the Garda National Protection Services Bureau. During this phase of the investigation, searches were carried out under warrant pursuant to the Child Trafficking and Pornography Act, 1998 across a number of Garda divisions. The searches were carried out by newly established Divisional Protection Service Units and local detective Units. A total of 31 locations were searched and digital material which included thousands of images were seized for forensic examination. Child protection concerns at all the locations searched have been addressed. Assistance was received by the Online Child Exploitation Unit from the Federal Bureau of …

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