Mum reported son’s child porn

A man whose mother reported him to gardaí when she discovered child pornography on his phone has been remanded on bail pending sentence.

Liam Corr, aged 21, had previously been banned by his mother from using a smartphone after she caught him accessing adult materialon it.

When gardaí subsequently analysed the device they discovered 28 movie files; 13 showed under-age girls engaged in sexual activity with both adults and other children, 14 depicted similarly aged children engaging in more explicit sexual activity, and one showed a girl engaged in bestiality.

Corr, of Oliver Plunkett Rd, Dún Laoghaire, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to possessing and distributing child pornography on dates between July 26, 2015 and August 13, 2014.

Garda Charlie Dempsey told Caroline Cummings BL, prosecuting that Corr had been using a file-sharing app on the smartphone to share the videos.

Corr admitted in garda interview that he encouraged others users to view the videos so he could trade material with them. He said that he deliberately sought out like-minded people.

He agreed with gardaí that two children depicted in the movies were aged nine and between 10 or 12 years old. He accepted the videos were child pornography.

Judge Melanie Greally adjourned the case to June 28, next to consider a psychological report before the court.

She also ordered a report from the Probation Service as she said “obviously some structures must be in place to address Corr’s issues”.


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