Man appears before Cork District Court on 20 child exploitation charges

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25/10/2013...WEB....ARCHIVE...STOCK...GENERAL VIEW.. Signage / symbol of justice - at the Criminal Courts of Justice at Parkgate Street in Dublin. Photograph:Frank Miller /The Irish Times

Garfield Ebbs (44), is facing 20 charges in relation to child exploitation, as well as two separate charges relating to paying for a sex act with a prostitute.

Mr Ebbs appeared before Cork District Court this morning after being arrested last Saturday.

He made no reply when the charges were read to him.

Gardaí investigating the case have been given one month to prepare a book of evidence for the trial that takes place on the 29th of May.