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Retired garda gets suspended sentence for child pornography and sexual exploitation offences

Retired Garda Sergeant Thomas O'Rourke (73) from Kilmacanogue, Co Wicklow, at Bray District Court. Photo: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Retired Garda Sergeant Thomas O’Rourke (73) from Kilmacanogue, Co Wicklow, at Bray District Court.

December 07 2022 06:25 PM


A retired garda sergeant has been given a suspended 18 month sentence after pleading guilty to a series of offences relating to child pornography and the sexual exploitation of a child.

Thomas O’Rourke (74) from Glencap Commons, Kilmacanogue, Co Wicklow, pleaded guilty to engaging in sexualised conversations with undercover police purporting to be a young girl in an internet chat room.

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