July 18, 2024


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Former badminton champion admits paying mothers to let him abuse their children

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A Previous Kerry badminton winner who admitted paying out moms to permit him sexually abuse their children has been remanded in custody for sentencing subsequent month.

immy Duggan (35), of Mountain Lodge, Annagh, Tralee, pleaded guilty to 9 independent fees, contrary to the Felony Law (Sexual Offences) Act 2017, right before Tralee Circuit Court docket sitting in Limerick.

Duggan, a former supermarket manager who also labored in the agricultural industry, admitted he “paid money” for “obtaining a youngster for the purpose of sexual exploitation” from girls, such as the children’s mothers, on diverse dates, in distinctive spots.

It’s recognized he fulfilled the women of all ages by way of on-line dating web sites, on social media, a categorised ads web-site, and paid out thousands of euro for pics and videos of children, and for their sexual exploitation.

None of the ladies can be named, in purchase to guard the identities of the little ones. All of the little one victims, as nicely as their siblings, have been taken into the care of the Point out.

Duggan appeared prior to the court docket by using video clip-backlink, in custody from a jail where he is currently being held on remand on further related costs which he has also admitted. He admitted paying the mother of a seven-year aged woman to use the boy or girl “for the reason of sexual exploitation”, at an deal with in Kerry, on a dates in between January 1, 2019 and September 29, 2021.

He also pleaded guilty to shelling out an additional female to “obtain” the exact same female for the exact same offence, at the same location, all over the same dates, and that, he did, “for sexual purposes, invited, induced, counselled or incited (the female) to contact him” at the very same place, all around the exact same dates.

He additional admitted two independent counts, that he “did intentionally interact in sexual activity” with the girl’s mom although the little one “was present, for the function of obtaining sexual gratification from the existence of a child”.

Duggan admitted an more three counts of sexual assault of the girl, contrary to Part 2 of the Legal Law (Rape) (Amendment) Act 1990, as amended by Part 37 of the Intercourse Offenders Act, 2001, at the exact site, about the identical dates.

He also pleaded guilty that he “did talk with an additional individual by implies of info and interaction technological know-how for the objective of facilitating the sexual exploitation” of the lady.

In a further more unrelated case, Duggan and a female are awaiting sentence following they previously pleaded guilty to a whole of six charges of “knowingly creating and distributing kid pornography”.

The female has also pleaded guilty that, on dates unidentified, amongst July 19, 2015 and April 27, 2016, at an deal with in Kerry, she did “sexually exploit a child”, who is her son, opposite to Area 3 of the Child Trafficking and Pornography Act 1998.

The girl also admitted that, on March 20, 2016, at an tackle in Kerry, she did “knowingly deliver child pornography in the form of on-line text conversations in which the sexual assault of young children was talked about with an additional occasion, for the uses of distribution, publication exportation, sale or show”.

She pleaded guilty to a even more charge of “knowingly generating and distributing child pornography for distribution, publication exportation, sale or show” on dates unidentified among July 19, 2015 and April 27, 2016, and, to “knowingly distributing” equivalent content for sharing, offering, or showing, on March 21, 2016.

In this circumstance, Duggan has formerly pleaded guilty that, on April 28, 2016, at a area in Limerick, he “knowingly” had in his possession indecent photographs of kids on his cellular cellphone.

He has also admitted that on dates involving July 19, 2015 and April 27, 2016, at an handle in Limerick, he did “encourage or knowingly bring about or facilitate any exercise set out in the Kid Trafficking and Pornography Act, 1988, for the intent of distribution, publication exportation, sale or show”.

In a third circumstance unrelated to the other two instances previously mentioned, Duggan and another female are awaiting sentence after pleading guilty to expenses relating to the sexual exploitation of children in locations in Munster.

In April 2004, Duggan, then 17, started to dominate the community badminton scene in Kerry. An write-up lined his completion of a treble of wins that calendar year, in securing the Top Element county badminton mixed double championships at the Tralee Sporting activities Centre.

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