Meath man caught with almost 80,000 child porn images

A Meath man who was caught with almost 80,000 images of child pornography has today been jailed for four years.

The Central Criminal Court heard the 48-year-old was arrested after an international investigation to combat online child exploitation discovered he was offering child pornography to other users.

The material involved sexual images of children, ranging in age from infants to late teens.

He pleaded guilty to possession of the images on a computer hard drive and storage media on July 19 and July 22, 2011 at his home in Co Meath.

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