Former RTÉ producer Kieran Creaven has been jailed for ten years for sexually assaulting and exploiting children.
Creaven had engaged with children online and had also travelled to the Philippines in 2014 where he filmed himself sexually abusing a young girl.
Creaven came to the attention of Gardaí after being arrested in Leeds four years ago following a sting operation by a so-called paedophile hunter group.
He admitted to three counts of sexually assaulting and exploiting children in the Philippines as well as possession of child abuse imagery in the UK and Ireland.
One of the children was 13-years-old and in the care of the Child and Family Agency TUSLA.
Speaking outside court, Detective Superintendent Barry Walsh stated, “The conviction, in this case, is a clear statement that there’s no safe haven for those people who choose to engage in sexual abuse or child sexual exploitation – whether that’s here in Ireland or abroad.”
“An Garda Síochana works with a wide range of international law enforcement partners to prevent and detect child sexual abuse.”
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