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Dublin Garda Caught With Child Abuse Images Jailed

Brendan O'Loughlin
Brendan O'Loughlin

12:56 15 Feb 2019


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A Dublin Garda has been jailed after being caught with images and videos of children being sexually abused.

Joseph O’Connor, who was based in Dublin before his suspension, denied five counts of possessing such material.

Following a trial last November, it took a jury just over two hours to find Joseph O’Connor guilty of four of the five offences.

He was cleared of an offence relating to copies of two images.

During his short trial, the court heard 92 photo files showing children being subjected to sexual acts were found on his laptop.

Over a hundred pictures of child nudity were also discovered as well as 85 movie files.

Some of the children were under the age of ten.

Dublin Garda Still Maintains Innocence

O’Connor denied seeing the material and tried to blame another man who had called to his house for sex.

The jurors were told his laptop wasn’t password protected and would have been easily accessed.

The 58-year-old, who still maintains his innocence, was jailed for two years today.

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