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Accused Irish child porn king set for extradition

Eric Eoin Marques accused of child porn crimes
Eric Eoin Marques accused of child porn crimes

The extradition case of an Irishman alleged to be the "largest facilitator of child porn in the world" has heard that the hearing will go ahead before the High Court in May after a neurological report has been furnished.

Eric Eoin Marques, who is alleged to be the owner and administrator of an anonymous hosting site known as Freedom Hosting, is wanted by US the authorities to face charges relating to conspiring to distribute and advertise child pornography and advertising and distributing child pornography.

The 28-year-old with an address at Mountjoy Square in central Dublin, has been in custody since his arrest in August 2013, after he was refused bail over concerns he represented a flight risk and that he may abscond or interfere with evidence in the case.

In a court hearing on Tuesday, Mark Lynam BL said that Doctor Patricia Casey went to see Mr Marques in The Midlands on May 11th but that she can't sign off on a report until she has contact with a neurologist.

The court heard that a report was due at the end of April.

Counsel for the State asked that Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly consider the importance of the case.

Ms Justice Donelly said that the extradition case will go proceed on May 11th.