Kerry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre manager says operation targeting child porn is very positive

The Manager of the Kerry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre says a major Garda operation targeting those using child pornography.

The comments come as 23 addresses, including one in Kerry, were searched as part of Operation Ketch, which is focused on the possession and distribution of child porn on social networks or file sharing platforms.

The raids took place in eleven counties between February 1st and 4th and digital material was seized for forensic examination at all addresses.

No arrests have yet been made and follow-up searches are expected.

Vera O’Leary says these operations assure the public that the Gardai are placing huge importance on this area: