Tuesday 19 September 2017

Defrocked priest pleads guilty in child porn case

Former priest Oliver O'Grady who admitted having computer images and videos of child
pornography
Former priest Oliver O'Grady who admitted having computer images and videos of child pornography

Declan Brennan

A DEFROCKED priest has pleaded guilty to three counts of possession of child pornography.

Oliver O'Grady (63) admitted to being in possession of a Dell laptop computer containing images and texts of child pornography at Dublin Airport on February 15 last year.

He also pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to possession of cassette tapes with video and audio of child pornography at the Elephant Storage Unit in Tallaght, on December 10 last.

Finally, he pleaded guilty to having an external hard drive and two USB keys containing child pornography at Citi Hostel, Charlemont, also on December 10.

Judge Martin Nolan set a sentencing hearing for January and remanded O'Grady -- formerly of Charlemont House in Dublin 2, but now living at a flat in Ranelagh -- on continuing bail.

Irish Independent

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