Friday 26 May 2017

Woman (30) pleads guilty to possessing child porn in her home

Declan Brennan

A LONGFORD woman has pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography.

Tanya Mulryan (30), of Foynes Court, Longford town, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to having child pornography images printed on an A4 page at her home on February 6 and February 7, 2006.

She had initially pleaded not guilty but changed her plea immediately before her trial was due to begin.

The trial was set to start yesterday but was adjourned after Mulryan asked to see her medical records. The court heard she is suffering psychological difficulties and was considering firing her legal team.

After she changed her plea, defending barrister Paul Burns SC asked for sentencing to be put back until February. He said he will be seeking a number of psychological reports for his client.

Judge Mary Ellen Ring told Mulryan that she should co-operate with any reports. She said that that the more information the court has in February the more choices it could make in regard to sentencing.

She ordered that Mulryan be registered as a sex offender and remanded her on continuing bail. Mulryan left the court with her mother.

The trial had previously been moved from Longford to Dublin due to publicity.

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