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Trial of 'largest facilitator of child porn in the world' to resume in three weeks

Published 03/07/2015 | 14:33

Eric Eoin Marques
Eric Eoin Marques

High Court proceedings involving an Irishman the FBI claims is the 'largest facilitator of child porn in the world' will resume in three weeks time.

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Eric Eoin Marques, who is alleged to be the owner and administrator of an anonymous hosting site known as Freedom Hosting, is wanted by the US authorities to face charges relating to conspiring to distribute and advertise child pornography and advertising and distributing child pornography.

The charges against Marques relate to images on over a hundred “anonymous websites” described as being extremely violent, graphic and depicting the rape and torture of pre-pubescent children.

The 30-year-old with an address at Mountjoy Square in central Dublin, has been in custody since his arrest in August 2013, after he was refused bail over concerns he represented a flight risk and that he may abscond or interfere with evidence in the case.

The State are seeking to surrender him to US authrorities while Mr Marques is seeking a judicial review of the Director of Public Prosecutions decision not to prosecute him in this country.

The matter came before Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly this afternoon for the purpose of fixing a date for the resumed hearing.

Ms Justice Donnelly remanded Mr Marques in custody until July 21 next.

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