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Dr Ronan Keogan pleaded guilty to one count of knowingly distributing child pornography

Dr Ronan Keogan, 50yrs, of College Square, Terenure, Dublin pictured leaving the Criminal Courts of Justice(CCJ) on Parkgate Street in Dublin. PIC: Paddy Cummins© Paddy Cummins -

Isabel HayesSunday World

A Dublin doctor has pleaded guilty to possessing and distributing child abuse material.

Dr Ronan Keogan of College Square, Terenure was due to stand trial at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court this morning .

Defence counsel, Lorcan Staines SC, indicated a jury would not be required and his client was going to plead guilty.

Keogan (50) pleaded guilty to one count of knowingly distributing child pornography at an unknown location within the State on March 26, 2017.

He also pleaded guilty to one count of possessing three child pornography images at an address in Templeogue, Dublin, on May 15, 2017.

Eoin Lawlor BL, prosecuting, indicated to the court that Keogan is no longer living at the Terenure address due to some “unwanted attention” from the public.

Judge Patricia Ryan set a sentence date of January 20 next year and remanded Keogan on continuing bail.

A no publicity order was previously imposed on the case at Dublin District Court but this order was lifted when the case came to the Circuit Court following queries from media organisations.

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