Child porn accused ‘fears for his life’

A man whose mother reported him to gardaí after finding child pornography on his phone has asked to be put into custody because he fears for his life.

Liam Corr, aged 21, was granted bail in April pending sentence at the end of this month.

However, his barrister made an emergency application yesterday and told the court that Corr believed he was in immediate danger due to the nature of the charges against him.

Sandra Frayne, defending, told Dublin Circuit Criminal Court that Corr had been staying in a hostel and “he heard something today which caused him to believe he was in imminent threat of being harmed”.

She said he came straight to his solicitor’s office and asked that the application be made.

Ms Frayne said that it has come to a point where he couldn’t stay at the hostel and he had nowhere else to go. His mother was aware of the situation. Judge Melanie Greally said she was considering imposing a custodial sentence on Corr when his matter was due to be heard on June 26.

She agreed to remand him in custody until then.


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