A man who harassed RTÉ newsreader Sharon Ní Bheoláin will be sentenced at today for this and three separate counts of possessing child abuse images.

Conor O’Hora (41) of Heather Walk, Portmarnock, Dublin pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to harassing Ní Bheoláin between 27 March 2013 and 7 January 2014.

He further pleaded guilty to three counts of knowingly possessing child pornography on a mobile phone and on a computer hard drive at Station Road, Portmarnock on 18 February 2014.

The court heard that the harassment involved posting over 30 modified photos of Ní Bheoláin on a website which was reachable through a Google search of her name.

The pornography charges involved the possession of roughly 100 images of children involved in sexually explicit activity, and 40 sexually explicit and violent online conversations between O’Hora and a co-accused.

Some of the online discussions related to Ní Bheoláin, while others related to three identified children.


Source: The Journal