A prominent sports journalist and author is to be sentenced next month for the sexual exploitation of a child.
54 year old Tom Humphries from Corr Castle in Sutton, pleaded guilty last March to six sexual offences against a girl under the age of 17.
When Mr Humphries pleaded guilty in March he could not be named publicly because he was facing trial for further sexual offences.
This morning the DPP dropped those charges.
Prosecuting counsel, told Judge Karen O'Connor that the State is entering a "nolle prosequi" on three further charges involving a separate girl, meaning the charges are not being proceeded with.
Humphries, a former Irish Times journalist, was present in court for today's short hearing.
The sentence hearing is expected to take half a day.