Limerick pensioner admits having hundreds of images of child pornography at his home

David Hurley

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Limerick pensioner admits having hundreds of images of child pornography at his home

The Courthouse, Mulgrave Street

A PENSIONER has admitted possession of hundreds of images of child pornograpy at his home.

The 69-year-old, who has an address on the northside of the city has pleaded guilty to two charges under the provisions of the Child Trafficking and Pornography Act, 1998.

One of the charges relates to the seizure of 67 images and one movie file at the man’s home on December 12, 2009. 

The second relates to the seizure of 182 images at the same address on the same date.

After the man, who cannot be named at this stage for legal reasons, John O’Sullivan BL, instructed by State Solicitor Padraig Mawe said both charges arose from “essentially the same seizure”.

Brian McInerney BL said his client has undergone “considerable rehabilitation” since the offence was detected and he requested that a psychiatric report be ordered by the court.

He added that the delay in the matter coming before the court was not the fault of the accused.

Judge Tom O’Donnell granted the application and he adjourned the matter to May 15, next for sentencing.