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Irish Man, Described As World's Largest Facilitator Of Child Abuse Imagery, Jailed For 27 Years.

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Eric Eoin Marques was extradited to the US by Irish authorities two years ago to face the criminal charges.

A Dublin man, described as the world's largest facilitator of child abuse imagery, has been sentenced to 27 years in prison in the US.

Eric Eoin Marques was handed down the sentence last night, after pleading guilty to conspiring to advertise child abuse images on the dark web between July 24th 2008 and July 29th 2013.

The 36-year-old was extradited to the US by Irish authorities two years ago to face the criminal charges.

Prosecutors said his anonymous service contained more than 8.5 million images of child abuse, with almost 2 million involving victims not known to officers.

Noeline Blackwell, Chief Executive of Dublin Rape Crisis Centre says his sentence was the maximum of what he could have received under the plea agreement:



Noeline Blackwell says the sentence sends out clear messages

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