A man who produced and distributed images of his sexual abuse of a teenage boy has been given a 12 year sentence.
The 49-year-old man, who cannot be named to protect the identity of his victims, was caught downloading child pornography when gardaí raided his home after receiving a tip off that he was offering to show a live stream on the internet of himself having sex with the boy.
Gardaí recovered over 52 images of the boy’s abuse, which took place at the man’s house following a period of grooming along with over 50,000 other child pornography images.
The man pleaded guilty to a number of charges between September 2010 and July 2011.
Mr Justice Carney imposed a 12 year sentence and suspended the final three years.
He declared the man a sex offender and ordered 18 months post release supervision.