Thursday 22 February 2018

Female solicitor admits to 'smuggling phone into sex offender in prison'

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A female solicitor has been arrested for allegedly smuggling a mobile phone into a sex offender in prison.

The solicitor has admitted to the offence, according to the Irish Daily Mail.

The newspaper writes that the woman was questioned after a sex offender she represents was caught with a mobile phone in prison.

He told prison officers his solicitor had smuggled the phone in for him.

Gardai were called in relation to the incident and it was found that there was a "definite technological link" between the phone and the woman.

The solicitor is reported to have "held her hands up" when questioned about the incident.

The National Bureau of Criminal Investigation were also notified due to the "sensitive nature" of the issue.

The solicitor is now understood to be "taking a break" from the legal profession and a file will be sent to the DPP.

The offence of passing a phone to a prisoner is punishable by up to five years imprisonment.

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