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Irish Independent Saturday September 8 2001

Man on child porn charge named

A JUDGE yesterday lifted restrictions on the reporting of the case of a man charged with possession of child pornography.

Judge James Scally relaxed a restriction on reporting the name of Anthony Luckwill (28), the Granby Centre, Parnell Square, Dublin, who is charged with having pornography on a computer at the same address in February.

His order followed an application by counsel for Independent Newspapers to have the restriction lifted because there was no statutory basis for such a ban.

Counsel for the accused opposed the application arguing that the newspaper could not make a submission as it was not a party to the case which involved the DPP and the accused. Under the Criminal Law (Incest Proceedings) Act 1995 nothing can be published which could identify an injured party in a cases of a sexual nature.

Although the defence was not aware as to whether the accused was related to any of the boys contained on the computer images involved in this case, it was a possibility and therefore nothing should be done which could affect the rights of these people to anonymity.

The State solicitor said the DPP had no reason to apply for a media ban and that as far as the gardai were aware, none of the alleged injured parties were related to the accused.

Mr Luckwill has been remanded on bail for five weeks.

Tim Healy
Irish Independent Saturday September 8 2001