Judge Martin Nolan has given a three-and-a-half year suspended sentence to former civil servant Patrick Corcoran, 53, after he was caught with over 7,000 images and 21 videos of child pornography.
“Staff at the then Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism discovered attempts to download inappropriate material on Patrick Corcoran’s (53) computer during a software upgrade at the Kildare Street offices in December 2009. Members of the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation (NBCI) seized a laptop and computer at Corcoran’s desk and later found 5,951 pornographic images of children between eight and 14 years old during a search of his former North Circular Road home.”
“You are getting a chance, but if you re-offend, no mercy will be shown,” said Judge Nolan.”
Previously: Judge Martin Nolan on Broadsheet