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Child Pornography Former Central Bank Manager Hundreds of Thousands of

  1. theirishobserver. profile image59
    theirishobserver.posted 7 years ago

    A 65-year-old man has been convicted of possessing hundreds of thousands of child pornography images and videos.




    The jury took twenty minutes to find Raphael Farina guilty of having material which included over 100 images of babies. The court heard he stored the files on his computer and on hundreds of discs in a cardboard box which he kept at work.



    Farina of Crow Street, Temple Bar, Dublin pleaded not guilty to three counts of possession of child pornography at his home on June 6th, 2007. His defence counsel did not contest any of the evidence against him during the trial and told the judge they were only contesting the validity of the search warrant used by gardaí.



    The jury of nine men and two women returned a unanimous guilty verdict after the one day trial. Judge Patrica Ryan remanded Farina on continuing bail until next month on condition he signs on three times a week and surrenders his passport.



    Sergeant Paul Murphy told the prosecution that gardaí called to Farina’s home with a search warrant as part of an investigation into child pornography. Farina let the search take place and admitted immediately that he possessed the material saying, “there’s no point in denying it”.



    He pointed out a computer and a cardboard box full of discs which he said he had taken home from work the previous day.



    He said he had been downloading images since he got a computer in 1997 and had downloaded a mixture of adult and child pornography before saving it on floppy disks and CDs. He admitted that he had thousands of images and that some of them were “pretty graphic.”



    He said he got the files from websites or online bulletin boards and that he never took the pictures himself or paid for them. He admitted masturbating to the files “on the odd occasion”.



    The main prosecution evidence came from Detective Gerard Keane, a computer forensic examiner who has worked with Europol and Interpol. He initially examined Farina’s computer, where he found around 10,000 images and videos contained in folders labelled with titles such as “freshly creamed lolitas” and “prepubes”. There were also 108 images of pornography involving babies.



    Det Gda Keane then examined a box and envelope which contained 207 CDs, 8 DVDs and 23 floppy disks. He said it was not possible to say exactly how many files these contained but it was between 100,000 and 700,000.



    Farina was remanded on bail to be sentenced next month.

  2. pilesnoway profile image60
    pilesnowayposted 7 years ago

    whow...I don't know how to react. I have been supporting causes that concerns the right of children and this one is one of those which must not be tolerated.

    I am saddened. It hurts to hear this report from Ireland. Mr.Farina may be convicted guilty but I have to say that the Irish government should take act in identifying the root of these files, I mean the sites and do something to bug them or prohibit this kinds of violence. It is scary.

    I think it happens not just in Ireland but to all parts of the world. So every country should be united in fighting all kinds of child violence especially pornography. We must!

 
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