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Child porn user caught after phone left in pub

Published 20/05/2011 | 05:00

Fahy: home searched

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A MAN was caught in possession of child pornography after leaving his mobile phone containing the images behind in a pub.

Lorcan Fahy (31) pleaded guilty to possession of 25 images and one video of pornography of children aged between eight and 16, at Laurels pub, Clondalkin, Dublin, on September 17, 2009.

Fahy, of Monastery Gate Lawn, also pleaded guilty to possession of 79 downloaded images of child pornography at his home on September 18, 2009.

He has no previous convictions and the court heard the images fell into categories at the low end of the scale of child pornography.

Garda Ciaran O'Neill told Mr Garret Baker, prosecuting, that gardai were contacted by staff at Laurels pub, who said a phone had been found on the premises which contained inappropriate images.

Gda O'Neill said he went to the pub and agreed with the impression the images were of young girls. He discovered the phone was registered to Fahy and applied for a search warrant for his home.

Judge Patricia Ryan adjourned sentencing until July 27 to allow a probation report be prepared and remanded Fahy on continuing bail.

Irish Independent

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