Friday, December 17, 2010

More charges?
O'Grady may face more charges
Fri, Dec 17, 2010

More charges could be brought against a defrocked priest accused of possession of thousands of pornographic images of children, a court heard today.

Oliver O’Grady (65), with an address at a hostel, on Charlemont Street, in Dublin 2 was granted bail at Dublin District Court on Saturday following his arrest on December 10th last and he was remanded to appear
again today.

Defence solicitor Kieran Conway said there was consent to the case being adjourned pending directions from the DPP.

Det Gda Johanna Doyle of the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation confirmed that the adjournment was for directions to be obtained and the possibility of “further charges.”

Judge Patrick McMahon remanded the defendant on continuing bail to appear again on January 28th next.

The former priest, who was wearing a green jacket, a pullover and black trousers, remained silent during his brief court appearance.

Last Saturday, the court had heard that the defendant had lived at various addresses in Ireland since he was deported from the United States, in 2001. He rents a lock-up facility and a postbox to store his personal belongings.

As part of his bail conditions he must sign on twice daily at Harcourt Terrace Garda station.

Mr O’Grady also gave an undertaking not to seek travel documentation and has surrendered his passport to gardai.

The material allegedly confiscated included images and videos on a USB key, an external hard drive and a laptop.

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