December 3, 2023

A guide of proof has been served on a person charged with possessing photos depicting prepubescent youngsters partaking in acts of a sexual nature.

Robert Browne appeared earlier than Letterkenny District Court docket.

Browne was caught with the pictures when he left a USB key behind in a room of a Letterkenny hostel in July 2016.

The 52-year-old, with an handle at Birkenhead, Merseyside, UK. was staying on the Apple Hostel and workers members discovered the important thing whereas cleansing a room by which Browne stayed on July 27, 2016.

Employees opened the important thing in a bid to determine who it belonged to and the hostel supervisor subsequently alerted Gardai, who started a probe.

The courtroom heard that there have been a complete of 9 photos, 5 of which had been described as ‘anime’ and depicted youngsters in nude poses and fascinating in acts of a sexual nature.

There have been 4 photos depicting younger feminine youngsters in bare poses.

Browne has been charged with knowingly having in his possession little one pornography to wit, 5 anime photos depicting prepubescent youngsters in nude poses and fascinating in intercourse acts, 4 photographic photos depicting bare poses of younger teenage females. The offence is opposite to Part 6(1) of the Baby Trafficking and Pornography Act, 1998.

Garda Patrick McDermott gave proof of serving the guide of proof on Thursday at 10.52am at Letterkenny courthouse.

Sergeant Jim Collins instructed the courtroom that the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has consented for the accused to be despatched ahead to the subsequent sitting of Letterkenny Circuit Court docket which commences on October 17, 2023.

Browne was current for the transient listening to, however didn’t converse. The courtroom heard that he travelled from the UK to attend.

Mr Frank Dorrian, solicitor for Browne, instructed the courtroom that the guide of proof was ‘pretty lean’. Mr Dorrian requested for an adjournment to be able to digest the guide, noting that there was a risk that his consumer may go ahead on a signed responsible plea.

Choose Éiteáin Cunningham adjourned the matter till October 9, 2023.

Man left sexually specific photos of youngsters on laptop key at Letterkenny hostel was final modified: September twenty first, 2023 by Employees Author